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services have been rendered in the preparation of this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the 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 relat
arded his action as to keep his fair fame spotless, at the expense of feeling and interest, the iniquity of this insidious blow rankled in his bosom. Whether it was the fabrication of some malignant slanderer, or a nightmare conjured up from the tangled designs of the cabinet, he scorned the imputation upon him of conspiracy or infidelity to his duty as a United States officer. He said once and again to friends, If I had proved faithless here, how could my own people ever trust me? Colonel Munford, on his staff during the civil war, made the following statement in his public address at Memphis, on General Johnston: When his resignation of command in the army of the United States was sent from California, he kept his purpose and action a profound secret. I heard him say that he believed if he had tried he could have brought nearly or quite his entire command with him, and, remarking that we needed them very much, I asked him if he did not regret not having done so. No sir,
eneral and chief of staff. A little later, order no. 2, as follows, was issued: orders no. 2.headquarters, Western Department, Columbus, Kentucky, September 26, 1861. The following officers are announced as the personal and departmental staff of General Albert S. Johnston, commanding, viz.: personal staff.-Aide-de-Camp: R. P. Hunt, lieutenant C. S. Army. Volunteer Aides: Colonels Robert W. Johnson, Thomas C. Reynolds, Samuel Tate; Majors George T. Howard, D. M. Haydon, and Edward W. Munford. Department of Orders.-Assistant Adjutant-Generals: Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. Mackall, Captain H. P. Brewster, First-Lieutenant N. Wickliffe (acting). Quartermaster's Department.-Principal Quartermaster: Major Albert J. Smith. Commissary Department.-Principal Commissary: Captain Thomas K. Jackson. Engineer's Corps.-First-Lieutenant Joseph Dixon. By command of General A. S. Johnston. W. W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant-General. The appointments of volunteer aide
est in this chapter that he neglected no lawful means to that end. In his address to the Memphis Historical Society, Colonel Munford, General Johnston's aide-de-camp, states the essential question, and answers it: To those who ask why so able a man lost Kentucky and Tennessee, and seemed to fail, four words will answer, namely-he had no army. Colonel Munford then, in a powerful and convincing statement of facts, which the writer has largely followed, shows that this failure to assemb State government entered zealously on the work, but the immediate results hardly corresponded with their efforts. Colonel Munford says: Up to the middle of November, General Johnston mustered in only three regiments, under this call. Thend the order for fifteen days. This was in consequence of Governor Harris's strong hope of arming these troops. Colonel Munford, in his historical address already mentioned, sums up the consequences of Mr. Benjamin's order as follows: Gen
troops are raw and undisciplined. In my poor opinion, a disciplined regiment should be sent to Fort Heiman, and another or two to Rickman's furnace, half-way between Forts Donelson and Henry, six miles from each, where there is a village of houses to shelter the men. Hurriedly, your friend, James E. Saunders. P. S.-The Alabama volunteers will have finished their 100 cabins by the time I get back. Taking care of the men is of prime importance at this season of the year. Colonel E. W. Munford. General Johnston could not neglect this warning from a zealous and intelligent citizen, and telegraphed Tilghman immediately: Occupy and intrench the heights opposite Fort Henry. Do not lose a moment. Work all night. General Johnston certainly had some right to feel disappointed at Mr. Saunders's account of the condition of things at Fort Henry. Tilghman had written him, December 28th, before the arrival of the Alabama negroes, and while as yet he had only slaves borr
ophecy. Colonel Schaller's account. resolve to retreat. Munford's account. John C. Brown. preparations for retreat. progade. precautions. Donelson surrendered. at Nashville. Munford's account. panic and mob. Floyd. retreat. Forrest. Goe. The chief were inadequate forces and armament. In Colonel Munford's pointed language, he had no army. General Johnstoton, Richmond, Virginia. The writer is indebted to Colonel Munford's address, so frequently quoted, for the following imp the statements of General Brown and Colonels Schaller and Munford fully prove that the plan of campaign, presented in defini was clearly foreshadowed in his conversations with Brown, Munford, Bowen, and Schaller. The preparations for retreat wer M. to-day Fort Donelson surrendered. We lost all. Colonel Munford, who was General Johnston's aide-de-camp, in his addree circumstances, bold and judicious. The following is Colonel Munford's account of his share in the transaction, based on hi
Johnston's resolve was sudden, and has the appearance of a military inspiration; but it has already been explained by General Brown's and Colonels Schaller's and Munford's reminiscences. It had evidently been matured in his mind, as an alternative. To retreat south of the Tennessee and defend that line had been his plan, with Cotempt to shield himself from its fury. The respect due these men is that which was paid the consul who, after Cannse, did not despair of the republic. Colonel Munford says in his address at Memphis, heretofore quoted: When we left Nashville for Murfreesboro the trip was made in the night, because the army, with their retreat was converted into an evident march against the enemy, the spirit of the army rose from the depths into a passionate and exultant thirst for the combat. Munford says: He had no self-seeking. He honestly believed that the South was right, and the cause of constitutional liberty in America bound up in her fate. In j
er-general. Colonel William Preston, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major D. M. Hayden, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major Edward W. Munford, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major Calhoun Benham, volunteer aide-de-camp. For the important work of reorgani it, as his health was bad, and General Johnston assumed it in person. When General Johnston told his purpose to Colonel Munford, that officer remonstrated with him, saying that he appeared to have lost Tennessee and Kentucky. This battle may rether to win the glory of redeeming what you had lost. He smiled, and said, I think it but right to make the offer. Colonel Munford pressed upon him other considerations as to the importance of his services to the country, to which General Johnstonfect this, immediate battle must be delivered. On this General Johnston at once resolved. The following is from Colonel Munford's address at Memphis: When General Johnston terminated his retreat from Kentucky, at Corinth, he found General
with Bragg, Breckinridge, and other officers. He halted that night at Monterey. He handed to Munford and some others of his staff a small roll of papers, containing his maps and the plan of battletents, that he might be able to use their services to the best advantage on the day of battle. Munford says: We were to attack his army in their encampments between these creeks and that riverhing seemed to be going on, which was really, however, the random firing already mentioned. Munford tells as follows of how the morning passed: Everything had been calculated with the utmos I was riding with him along the line of battle, which was being formed about 12 M. Colonel Munford thinks the hour was earlier. on Saturday, when one of our scouts intercepted us, and made ad special instructions given to the corps commanders for the engagement in the morning. Colonel Munford, in his address at Memphis, has supplied the following interesting particulars of a convers
r made his inarticulate sign of what he saw or felt that day! It would make a record of heroism in officers and men for the ages to read with admiration. Colonel Munford gives the following animated description of daybreak at headquarters: Just as day was dawning I was awakened by General Johnston asking for me. I found he war — no event in Confederate history — has such a long list of ifs and might have beens as this battle of Shiloh; it is the saddest story of them all. Colonel Munford gives the following account, which is a very good summary of the situation on the centre and right : General Bragg was ordered to attack them at once, anhis death from the army, some of the staff took charge of it and left the field. The others separated to inform General Beauregard and the corps commanders. Colonel Munford says: Besides the wound which killed him, he was hit three other times: once by a spent ball on the outside and about midway of the right thigh; once by
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