Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 29 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.:
...d above, there was an antithesis that struck agreeably on the popular ear. A friend has sent the writer a shrewd remark of General Johnston in regard to it. To one inquiring of him what had become of Breckinridge , he replied, He has gone to Richmond to get his musket.
General Johnston set a high value, however, on the talents as well as the prestige of Breckinridge.
His calmness and reticence, his manl...
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