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A Perfect Tornado of Shots Was Fired at US

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129891
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0007
A Perfect Tornado of Shots Was Fired at US

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Two days into joining the command of Morgan, John M. Porter experienced the Battle of Cynthiana which was one of the fiercest encounters he had yet experienced; the opposing forces had sent sizeable armies. Several government stores, railroad equipment, and rolling stock were kept at Cynthiana for the Federal occupation troops. Morgan's men were reinforced by a twelve-pound brass howitzer that was controlled by those included in the police detachment of Cincinnati, Ohio. While Major F. M. Nix's command attacked the defenders of the town and while Major Richard M. Gano's command also attacked Cynthiana from high ground, the Second Kentucky Calvary's (C.S.A.) elements were positioned on both sides of the covered bridge. Porter's Company C also went to the bridge on horseback.

Keywords: Morgan; Battle of Cynthiana; Second Kentucky Cavalry; Company C; covered bridge

Chapter.  2662 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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