Statistics for occurrence #1 of “South Carolina” in chapter 7 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.:
... was notified of this, January 11th, but was detained in New Orleans by business; so that it was not until January 31st that he was ordered to assume command of the army.
General James Hamilton, of South Carolina , had, on December 22d, been tendered the post of major-general and the command of the army, but had declined on account of private business.
General Johnston's appointment to command led to an a...
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