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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 4: California. 1855-1857. (search)
ion with the rowdy element of San Francisco. Johnson then offered to be personally responsible thaion at the proper time. I remember very well Johnson's assertion that he had no right to make thesrty, refusing any further assistance, because Johnson had stooped to make terms with rebels. At ale of our best men, as well as the worst. Governor Johnson, being again appealed to, concluded to got the hotel where General Wool was boarding. Johnson had with him his Secretary of State. We discool to one side, and we three drew together. Johnson said: General Wool, General Sherman is very pas literally a copy of one he had sent to Governor Johnson, who would doubtless give me a copy; but om on the second floor over the bar-room, Governor Johnson, Chief-Justice Terry, Jones, of Palmer, Cwe expected the first attempt at rescue, etc. Johnson then sent word for them to reduce their businat the table, and wrote my resignation, which Johnson accepted in a complimentary note on the spot,[11 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
h as the Legislature has provided money for organizing the Kentucky Volunteers, and intrusted its disbursement to a board of loyal gentlemen, I have endeavored to cooperate with them to hasten the formation of these corps. The great difficulty is, and has been, that as volunteers offer, we have not arms and clothing to give them. The arms sent us are, as you already know, European muskets of uncouth pattern, which the volunteers will not touch. General McCook has now three brigades — Johnson's, Wood's, and Rousseau's. Negley's brigade arrived to-day, and will be sent out at once. The Minnesota regiment has also arrived, and will be sent forward. Hazzard's regiment of Indiana troops I have ordered to the mouth of Salt Creek, an important point on the turnpike-road leading to Elizabethtown. I again repeat that our force here is out of all proportion to the importance of the position. Our defeat would be disastrous to the nation; and to expect of new men, who never bore arms