Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel William Preston” in chapter 36 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.:

...ome to assist, but not to supersede him, and offering to give him all the assistance in my power. He then concluded to remain in command. It was one of the most affecting scenes of my life. Colonel William Preston , in his letter of April 18, 1862, to the writer, says: General Beauregard was offered the immediate command of the whole force, but he declined it, as his health was bad, and General Johnston ...
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