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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. 29 1 Browse Search
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h whom he frequently dined; a captain in the army came to dinner, and the host intimated to Black Hawk that he should come to the second table. Black Hawk's eye glistened with anger as he answered him, raising the forefinger of one hand to his breast to represent the officer: I know the white man is a chief; but I, elevating the finger of the other hand far above his head, was a chief, and led my warriors to the fight, long before his mother knew him! Your meat-my dogs should not eat it! Drake's Life of Black Hawk. He was the husband of one wife for forty years, and was affectionate to her and his children. In this haughty warrior we see some of the best and worst traits of the savage character-intense devotion to friends, and pitiless cruelty to foes. As the tide of emigration poured westward, the rich lands ceded by the Sacs and Foxes in the treaty of 1829 were a principal point of attraction to the pioneers. Keokuk and all the tribe, except the band under Black Hawk at
d ran between my left wing and the brigade commanded by Colonel Drake. These two valleys united about half a mile in the rea, Colonel Head; and to his left, on the adjoining eminence, Drake's brigade was posted in the following order: Fourth Mississ brigades supporting. His left, composed of Simonton's and Drake's brigades and Forrest's cavalry, was confided to Bushrod J left, and consequently over greater spaces, Simonton's and Drake's brigades, while Forrest's cavalry covered their flank, anippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton. To the left of Wharton, Drake put into action his brigade — the Fourth Mississippi, Majore commanders. B. R. Johnson, finding himself alone with Drake's brigade and some cavalry, and unsupported on the right, sack, but, after a conference, Floyd directed him to display Drake's brigade for a time before the enemy, while the other troohe battle-field; but the contest must have been slight, for Drake's brigade and Forrest's cavalry alone remained on the field
r arms, to be ready to advance. There they stood, anxious to go forward; but it was impossible to move in the pitch-darkness, over flooded roads and swollen streams, with the cold, driving rain beating upon them. With almost criminal recklessness, many of the soldiers discharged their small-arms, to find out the condition of the cartridges. General Johnston, as he rode along the lines on the 5th, tried to prevent the recurrence of this. Bragg alludes to it with great severity. Colonel E. L. Drake, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, who was at that time serving in Bate's Second Tennessee Regiment, of which he has furnished a valuable memoir to the writer, gives the following statement. His regiment was in Cleburne's brigade, and on the extreme left of Hardee's line. He says: The wishes of General Johnston to move quietly were not generally regarded; and, at one point on the march, the presence of a wild deer, which ran along the lines, evoked a yell among Hardee's men which co
eater security as to Cleburne, because General Beauregard was in this part of the field. Colonel Drake, describing the charge of the Second Tennessee on the extreme left of Cleburne and the army,cond Tennessee broke and retreated. They were rallied on Bragg's line on the opposite hill. Drake continues: The mortification of a repulse in our first regular engagement was extreme: som W. H. L. Wallace's fresh division, ready to meet the thronging battalions of the South. Colonel Drake, who was in the pursuit over this hotly-contested field with one of Cleburne's Tennessee Reg this time at Shiloh Church. The situation there seems hard to understand. An extract from Colonel Drake's sketch may throw some light on the condition of things on the left. Drake says: It Drake says: It was at this juncture that the lines at this point were halted, and a lull in the battle ensued for a considerable length of time. Many supposed the fighting was ended, and scattered over the field o