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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
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or several days. William, who occupied the upper berth in the same state-room, was thrown to the middle of the river, and saved himself on a plank or door. He was severely injured, and confined to his bed for twelve or fifteen days. He is now restored, and able to walk out. Thus perished, in the fullness of his honors and usefulness, a man who was, in his generation, a diligent and unselfish public servant, and who left a name without reproach. From a notice of his death in the New Orleans Argus, the following is a brief extract: Those who only knew him as a public man will regret his loss; those who knew him intimately will mourn it. It will be long again before they can meet with the same warm heart and cool head; the same absence of and contempt for profession and pretense; and the same ready performance of all the duties which friendship imposes. Niles's Register says that he was-An able statesman and one of the most useful members of the Senate. He was a gentleman