I Was Captured for the Last Time

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:
I Was Captured for the Last Time

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Captain Thomas H. Hines, Lieutenant John M. Porter, and eighty men from the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry were sent by John Hunt Morgan to the area between Brandenburg and Covington, Kentucky, because crossing the Ohio River had to be completed before the entire division would be able to reenter the area. They were tasked with scouting for Federal occupation forces concentrations and determining which river sites were most appropriate for Morgan's operations. Porter chose the river crossing at Brandenburg but Hines and the others chose a river in Cincinnati. As they had already moved as far as Boston, Kentucky, Federal forces attacked them and several of Porter's men were killed and captured. While Porter was also seized, Hines escaped and was able to get the “Copperheads” to assist Morgan's command in Indiana.

Keywords: Hines; Covington; Brandenburg; Federal forces; capture; Copperheads; Indiana

Chapter.  3328 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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