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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. 30 2 Browse Search
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household. The habits of all classes at that time were plain and unostentatious; but this family was necessarily trained to a Spartan simplicity that was ever after the rule and habit of life most congenial to the subject of this memoir. Captain Wilson Duke, United States Navy, one of the choice friends of his youth, used laughingly to tell how he tore off his ruffled shirt-collar and hid his shoes on the road to school, from fear of Albert Johnston's ridicule. His intimate friends in those early days nearly all obtained more than ordinary positions in after-life. Among them were : Captain Wilson Duke, the father of the gallant General Basil W. Duke; Captain William Smith, also of the United States Navy; Captain William Bickley, of the United States Army; Hon. John D. Taylor, well known in the politics and jurisprudence of Kentucky; Mr. Charles Marshall (known as Black Dan), Mr. John Green, and John A. McClung. Albert Sidney Johnston was endowed by nature with an ardent and e
ry soldiers and the roll of their baggage-wagons were continuous through that dreary day and those which succeeded it. Duke, in his Life of Morgan (page 113), tells what he saw, in his usual animated style. He says: The Tennessee troops wem the north side of the river before the bridges were destroyed on the night of the 19th. Fear was replaced by greed. Duke says, in his graphic way: Excitement and avarice seemed to stimulate the people to preternatural strength. I saw ansion. Forrest came into personal collision with mob-leaders, and his cavalry twice charged the mob with drawn sabres. Duke speaks of Floyd's conduct in terms of the highest commendation. Hie says: Nothing could have been more admirable thville, and I was remarkably impressed by him. . . . He was evidently endowed with no common nerve, will, and judgment. Duke illustrates his conclusions about Floyd by details of his conduct, highly creditable to that general. He continues:
icinity of Nashville-foreboded evil, in retarding if not arresting the progress of the army, by swollen streams and impassable mud. But everything went on with a regularity and a degree of order that seemed to have been the result of circumstances working in entire harmony with the plans of a great general, instead of having been adverse at every step; and he reached Corinth with so little loss of men or munition as to mark him one of the first administrative minds of his age and country. Duke says Life of Morgan, page 118): When the line of march was taken up, and the heads of the columns were still turned southward, the dissatisfaction of the troops broke out into fresh and frequent murmurs. Discipline, somewhat restored at Murfreesboro, had been too much relaxed by the scenes witnessed at Nashville, to impose much restraint upon them. Unjust as it was, officers and men concurred in laying the whole burden of blame upon General Johnston. Many a voice was then raised to d
on of commands. regularity in development of plan. Duke's comments. map (Third position). development of p Ruggles's reports. Gibson's and Gilmer's letters. Duke's life of Morgan. Jordan's life of Forrest. Chtes ever put in the field into a shapeless mass. Duke, in his Life of Morgan (page 142), says: Everyrisoners as McDowell's and the Thirteenth Missouri. Duke, who was with Morgan's cavalry, marching in their re strength, broke the Federal army to pieces. General Duke makes the following intelligent comments on the remark might be made of all the higher officers. Duke also notes as follows the systematic manner in whichhe repeated successful assaults of the Confederates, Duke says: Those who were in that battle will rememr, I know the enemy would have been crushed. General Duke, in his Life of Morgan, takes the following viewiven General Johnston nearly sixty thousand men. Duke then goes on to consider the results, which he concl