Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Benjamin” in chapter 23 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:

...odds against the Confederacy required that heavy risks should be taken somewhere, and it was a matter of judgment, and to some extent of chance, where these could be best assumed. In a letter to Mr. Benjamin , November 15th, in allusion to these matters, General Johnston says: Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the reception of your telegram of this date, and to express the gratification which th...

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