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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate career of General Albert Sidney Johnston. (search)
ables seemed to live again, in which giants, with clash of hammer on linked scales, fought with dragons of the great deep. The fall of Donelson laid open the road to Nashville, which place was not only unfortified but incapable of being successfully fortified against an enemy coming from the north. The necessity of prompt decision and rapid action was now forced on the Confederate chief; but Albert Johnston was the man for both. Before this great reverse had occurred, at Bowling Green in January, a remark had dropped from him which has been well called prophetic, and which indicates that he already contemplated some such emergency as was now upon him, and had planned to meet it. While examing the map of his department he placed his finger on the spot where Shiloh subsequently reeked with blood and said: Here the great battle of the Southwest will be fought. This remark was not made lightly, nor was it an accidental guess; it was the declaration of a profound strategic conviction.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of the Virginia division, A. N. V. (search)
d ordered into their service a distinguished member of Stonewall Jackson's staff. He was happy to say that, even on this short notice, he had responded, and took pleasure in introducing, as orator of the evening, Colonel William Allan, of Maryland, who was Chief of Ordnance of the Second corps, and came thoroughly equipped for his work. Colonel Allan was greeted with hearty applause, and delivered a really superb address on Jackson's Valley campaign, which we will publish in full in our January number, and which will be found to be a most valuable contribution to the history of that army. At the close of Colonel Allan's address, and on motion of General Early, the Association unanimously and enthusiastically voted to request Colonel Allan to furnish a copy of his address for publication in the Southern Historical Society Papers, and in pamphlet form; and the thanks of the Association were tendered him for his vivid, accurate and exceedingly valuable recital of that chapter of o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
volume of our Papers closes with this number, and with it the subscription of the larger number of our readers. We beg that those whose subscription ends with this number will renew at once, or at least notify us of their purpose to do so. Our January number will be out by the 20th of December (the first form will go to press much earlier), and it is very important that we should know how many copies to print. We shall adhere strictly to our rule, and not send our January number to anyone whJanuary number to anyone who does not authorize us to do so. The right thing to do, then, directly you read this paragraph, is to sit down and send us $3, to renew your subscription, or authorize us to draw on you for the amount, or at least notify us that you will remit by the 20th of December. We beg our subscribers to heed this request. We have a bright future before our enterprise, if our friends will only stand by and help us these hard times ; but we must keep up our subscription list to at least its present numbe