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led back to Corinth, and the golden chance was gone. That stainless and imperial blood was shed only to illustrate a cause it failed to win. And, in coming days, when the historian sits to write what will be the fair chronicles of the turbulent war of those times, he will lovingly dwell upon no character more shining, illustrious, and exalted-upon no hero more luminous for chivalry, patriotism, genius, and sublime manhood-than Albert Sidney Johnston. General W. C. Whitthorne says, March, 1876: Allow me to say, as I do from a feeling of reverence and affection for the memory of your father, that he was one of the three great men whom it has been my fortune in life to meet. His death was the severest loss the Confederacy sustained prior to its ultimate defeat. Mr. J. M. Fairbanks writes that he was a lieutenant of engineers in the Confederate army, and sends the following anecdote: I was chief clerk in General Hardee's adjutant-general's office, and confidentia