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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. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ing every means to secure the friendship of the Indians, was most careful to warn them to keep clear of the impending conflict. This did not, however, prevent malicious attacks by those who had often found unscrupulous detraction a powerful engine against opponents. Governor Cumming's first communication from Salt Lake City to General Johnston, written within three days after his arrival, while the Mormons were yet confronting the troops in arms, was to apprise him of charges made by William H. Hooper, the Mormon Secretary of State, against United States officers, as advising the Indians to murder and pillage, and of insinuations against General Johnston himself. The Deseret News also made similar statements. These were fit fabrications to emanate from the conclave which had instigated the Mountain Meadows massacre. As General Johnston's talks with the Indians had been in the presence of others, he had no difficulty in placing on record the false and slanderous character of thes