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e, to which I cannot consent. He agreed with the views of his friends, who urged that the negro should be sold out of the community, where, indeed, he was not safe. He was taken to Galveston, and allowed to select his own master. He was sold for $1,000, which went to make up in part what he had stolen from the United States Government. Soon after, General Johnston was appointed colonel of the Second Cavalry. The report of the Second Auditor in the settlement of his accounts to the 9th of April, when he resigned, stated: Balance due him per official statement$4.22 Balance due him per his own$0.00 Difference in his favor$4.22 It is due to General Johnston to say that not only were his trusts as paymaster executed with scrupulous fidelity, but his accounts were kept with rare accuracy and beauty. The Second Auditor, construing statutes under a different light, of course often disallowed small sums paid by General Johnston; but he had in him a strenuous and punctilious
issues at stake, the impetuous valor and stubborn resolution of the combatants, inspired a mutual respect — a respect which it is to be hoped may do much to remove ancient prejudices and form the basis of an equal and permanent friendship. One pleasing feature, which casts a mellow light over the dreadful carnage of the field of Shiloh, is the humanity and mutual courtesy that marked the conduct of the antagonists. It is true that General Grant refused General Beauregard's request, on April 9th, to bury the dead under a flag of truce; but he stated that he had already performed that duty. There were no complaints of outrages --killing of captives, mutilation of the dead, cruelty to the wounded — which made so large a part of the war news of certain correspondents. The conflict had been too serious and too grand to require or admit any merely sensational stuff in its recital. A participant, writing to the Cincinnati Commercial, Rebellion record, vol. III., p. 416. says: