Statistics for occurrence #1 of “John A. Wharton” in chapter 34 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.:
... probably still more to the presence on his staff of several able and popular citizens of that State.
The Texans, too, never faltered in their trust in him, approved by so many years of trial.
John A. Wharton , then colonel, afterward major-general, a man sagacious, able, and eloquent, wrote to him, from a sick-bed, March 14th:
I trust the Rangers will be kept as near you as the good of the service ...
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