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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 35 5 Browse Search
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. Grant Maney; Green's battery, Captain Green; Porter's battery, six guns, Capt. Thomas Kennedy PortCapt. Thomas Kennedy Porter. The heavy guns were commanded by Capt. J. H. Dixon; one battery of 32-pounders, one rifle gun,age, and almost at the same moment the gallant Porter (commanding battery) disabled and silenced thed repulse of the enemy from the same position, Porter's battery played a conspicuous part. Col. Rogisting these attacks I was greatly assisted by Porter's battery upon the left. It always fired at tne on the right, but the well-directed fire of Porter's and Graves' artillery, and the musketry fireelled the attempts and forced him to shelter. Porter's battery, from its exposed position, lost morise cannot be bestowed upon the battery of Captain Porter for their participation in the rout of the of it. Col. John C. Brown reported that Captains Porter and Graves excited the admiration of the protection, which could not be excelled. Captain Porter fell dangerously wounded by a minie ball t
regg's brigade at Raymond one Tennessee brigade combats an army corps the brigades of Reynolds and Vaughn at Vicks— Burg the First regiment heavy artillery the State's Representation at Port Hudson, La. On the 8th of December, 1862, Major-General Grant, from his headquarters at Oxford, Miss., ordered Maj.-Gen. W. T. Sherman, then at Memphis, to proceed with his forces down the river to the vicinity of Vicksburg, and with the cooperation of the gunboat fleet, under command of Flag—Officer Porter, proceed to the reduction of that place. Accordingly, on Christmas, Sherman's forces, 32,000 strong, with the whole Federal naval squadron of the Mississippi, ironclads and wooden boats, were at the mouth of the Yazoo. On the 26th the land and naval forces proceeded up the river twelve miles to the point selected for debarkation. On landing, Sherman moved his army out in four columns and ordered working parties to unload from his transports all things necessary for five days operation
of 650 engaged. Among the killed was the gallant Maj. Fred Claybrooke, Twentieth Tennessee, greatly distinguished at Murfreesboro. Among the wounded reported were Capt. J. A. Pettigrew and Adjt. James W. Thomas, of the Twentieth, and Maj. Thomas Kennedy Porter, acting chief of artillery on the staff of Major-General Stewart. On the morning of the 27th the troops named retired under orders to Tullahoma, where General Bragg concentrated the army of Tennessee, taking position and determining P. Rhea, James J. Aerec, A. H. Bullock, George H. Neill, J. H. McClure and Layne. Capt. James T. Gillespie and Lieut. Shelby M. Deaderick were killed and buried on the field made famous by the prowess of their regiment. According to Maj. Thomas Kennedy Porter, Buckner's chief of artillery, the artillery of the corps was seldom used, the ground over which the battle was fought being so thickly wooded that the officers could not see more than 300 yards to the front, and could not ascertain wha
W. Gift, J. W. Dunnington, Jesse Taylor, W. P. A. Campbell, Thomas Kennedy Porter, A. D. Wharton, George A. Howard and W. W. Carnes. Lieutt civil office, to which he was chosen by the people. Lieut. Thomas Kennedy Porter resigned from the United States navy in 1861, and was ap artillery tendered him by the governor of Tennessee. He commanded Porter's battery at the battle of Fort Donelson, and was severely wounded r joined the men at Fort Warren, Boston. At Fortress Monroe, Lieutenant Porter, hearing that the money-chest of the Florida had been openedy would sign a parole to leave the United States in ten days. Lieutenant Porter informed the secretary of the navy that they would give the pEurope by giving a draft to be paid at Liverpool. (Report of Lieutenant Porter.) Upon the demand of Brazil, the act of Collins, commandeterview with a reporter of a city paper in 1896, said: I knew Capt. T. K. Porter at Wilmington, N. C., where he was executive officer of the g