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same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligations to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States; to the late General Braxton Bragg; to Governors I. G. Harris, John C. Brown, and James D. Porter, of Tennessee; to Colonel Edward W. Munford, General William Preston, General W. C. Whitthorne, General William J. Hamby, Dr. William M. Polk, Colonel A. Ridley, Captain G. W. Gift, and Captain N. J. Eaton. His late colleagues, Prof. Edward S. Joynes, now of Vanderbilt University, and Prof. Carter J. Harris, of Washington and Lee University, have given him most acceptable literary assistance. In addition to the writer's unusual opportunities for arriving at the truth, there were certain exceptional features in his relations to General Johnston, not often found between father and son. There was the utmost confidence and intimacy in their intercourse, and yet
joined them. The writer is largely indebted to Captain Gift, Colonel Ridley, and Colonel Hardcastle, for impake of conciseness, the account is abridged. Captain Gift was a Tennesseean, and had resigned a midshipmanthe Third Arizona Regiment. The following is Captain Gift's account of the organization and start of the eey. They vary in some unimportant respects from Captain Gift's account: It gives me great pleasure to l like the showers of ashes that buried Pompeii. Captain Gift gives the following vivid description of their prty upon whom it did not make an impression. Captain Gift says: At Blue Water we were met by two citizherbage of agave, salt grass, and wild-sage. Captain Gift tells the following anecdote of their stay at Tuscout would have brought the main body on them. Captain Gift says: We saddled and harnessed, and took thend the general decided to go to the village. Captain Gift gives this description of their entrance into th