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Joseph C. Porter
|Born||September 12, 1809
Jessamine County, Kentucky
|Died||February 18, 1863
|Allegiance|| Confederate States of America
|| Missouri State Guard
Confederate States of America Army
|Commands held||1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Joseph Chrisman Porter (12 September 1809 – 18 February 1863) was a Confederate officer in the American Civil War, a key leader in the guerrilla campaigns in northern Missouri, and a figure of controversy. The main source for his history, Joseph A. Mudd (see below) is clearly an apologist; his opponents take a less charitable view of him, and his chief adversary, Union Colonel John McNeil, regarded him simply as a bushwacker and traitor, though his service under General John S. Marmaduke in the Springfield campaign ("Marmaduke's First Raid") and following clearly shows he was regarded as a regular officer by the Confederacy.
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