The commander to the commanded, and each to the other.
Let me tell you who I am
"I am a General; made by Beauregard — a General selected by Generals Beauregard and Bragg for this command when they knew it was in peril.
They have knownGenerals Beauregard and Bragg for this command when they knew it was in peril.
They have known me for twenty years. Together we have stood in, the fields of Mexico.
Give them your confidence.
Give it to me when I have earned it.
"Soldiers, the Mississippi valley is entrusted to your courage, to your discipline, to your patience.
Exhiat the bloody battle of Pea Ridge, and to Major-Generals Grant and Buell, and their forces, for the glorious repulse of Beauregard, at Pittsburg, in Tennessee, and to Major-General Pope and his officers and soldiers for the bravery and skill displaye men hurried early to dinner at their homes, to unburden to families and wives the pent-up elation of their souls.
Beauregard and Johnston, the great military athletes of the rebellion, had been met and crushed, and all felt that two mighty pill