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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 0 Browse Search
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. 8 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 4 0 Browse Search
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ed 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-lifene fellow about Washington who was proud of playing the bully, but who, to the amusement of the town, always skipped Albert Johnston and Black Dan Marshall. General Johnston sometimes told an anecdote of his early boyhood, from which he was wontGeneral Johnston sometimes told an anecdote of his early boyhood, from which he was wont to draw many a valuable moral. Playing marbles for keeps --a species of boyish gaming — was a favorite sport of his schoolboy days; and he was so skillful and successful a marble-player that at one time he had won a whole jar full of white alleys, gains. The second jar contained the same marbles as the first, and larceny had contended for empire with ambition. General Johnston said that he felt the lesson as a distinct rebuke to his avarice and rapacity; the plans he had built upon success v
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
rinth. he said that Beauregard's order to retire was most unfortunate, as the gunboats were doing no real harm, and if they (the Confederates) had held on, nothing could have saved the Federals from capture or destruction. The misfortune of Albert Johnston's death, together with the fact of Beauregard's illness and his not being present at that particular spot, were the causes of this battle not being a more complete victory. Ever since I landed in America, I had heard of the exploits of aeard renewed philippics directed by the ladies against the Yankees. I find that it is a great mistake to suppose that the Press is gagged in the South, as I constantly see the most violent attacks upon the President-upon the different generals and their measures. To-day I heard the officers complaining bitterly of the Chattanooga rebel, for publishing an account of Breckenridge's departure from this army to reinforce Johnston in Mississippi, and thus giving early intelligence to the enemy.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate career of General Albert Sidney Johnston. (search)
on was now forced on the Confederate chief; but Albert Johnston was the man for both. Before this great reverst the map will show the reader that at Corinth General Johnston's army would not only be in a position of perfderation of safety only partially entered into General Johnston's plan. He wished to place himself where he c from New Orleans, moving promptly upon receipt of Johnston's orders, had already gotten there, and the place s partially fortified. Now it is certain that General Johnston had anticipated this movement of the Federal amation of the rapid advance of Buell compelled General Johnston to attack Grant before he himself was still fuy the 17,000 troops under Van Dorn and Price. Colonel Johnston estimates the Confederate force in the battle by the Federal commanders. On the contrary, under Johnston's admirable tactical arrangement and supremely enesoldiers, but they gathered no laurels at Shiloh. Johnston's death at the moment that victory had declared it