Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Johnston” in chapter 15 of Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865:
..., and reads as follows:
Winchester, Va., July 17th, 1861.
General Beauregard, Manassas:
Is the enemy upon you in force? J. E. Johnston.
This shows conclusively how little General Johnston had thought of leaving Winchester, and how utterly improbable it is that he had planned a battle to be fought at Manassas, through a junction of his forces with those of General Beauregard.
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