Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General A. J. Smith” in chapter 142, page 544 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...I have no prejudice against him, for he has invariably treated me with kindness and consideration.
But the truth must be told.
As a military man, he is, as the vernacular has it, played out.
General A. J. Smith protested against the retreat from Pleasant Hill.
He wanted to pursue the rebels on Sunday on his own hook instead of falling back, but General Banks was firm, and ordered all the forces to return....
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