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John H. Potter
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Death: 1864
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: United States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Fort Pillow
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct


John H. Potter (d. June 21, 1864) was a captain with Company B, Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry (U.S.). He was at the Battle of Fort Pillow, where he received a bullet wound to the head, which fractured the skull and left the brain exposed. He was evacuated after the battle, and taken to Mound City, Illinois. His bed was next to Mack Leaming's. Potter's surgeon, Dr. Charles Vail, concluded that Potter's fate was in God's hands.

Historical NoteEdit

The record reflects Potter's injuries in the official report on the Massacre at Fort Pillow. He died as a result of his injuries on June 21, 1864.

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