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With Porter In North Missouri: A Chapter In The History Of The War Between The States

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The history of a Confederate recruiting raid behind Union lines in northeast Missouri during the summer of 1862.
Paperback, 469 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop (first published April 1992)
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Sean McLachlan
This memoir by a Confederate veteran is a flawed yet still valuable look at an interesting part of the Civil War in Missouri.

The author rode with Colonel Porter in 1862 as they fought their way across Union-held northeast Missouri, gathering recruits, drawing bluecoats away from more important theaters, and generally causing havoc. There are few published memoirs from either side for this region so Mudd's book is intrinsically valuable.

Where it falls down, however, is its starry-eyed view of Por
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P.J. Sullivan
This book is biased in favor of the rebel cause, but does quote some Yankee sources. The author joined the rebels at Millwood in Lincoln County, Missouri, in 1862, and served with them for a few months. He describes Porter's moves around Northern Missouri and the strategies behind them—to recruit Confederate sympathizers and get them safely across the Missouri River to the war in South. And to distract federal troops away from the river and strategic areas. There were occasional clashes with fed ...more
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