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eauregard, and Hardee. plan of campaign. military prophecy. Colonel Schaller's account. resolve to retreat. Munford's account. John C. Bland, and beyond to the southern frontier of Tennessee. Colonel Frank Schaller, of the Twenty-second Mississippi, an educated soldier, who by a review of the life and character of General Johnston. Colonel Schaller has for several years been Professor of Modern Languages at thng General Johnston's employment of his time at Bowling Green, Colonel Schaller adds: The result of all this was unshaken confidence on present writer, struck by this remarkable incident, applied to Colonel Schaller for more explicit information in regard to it, and received thThe memorandum quoted and the statements of General Brown and Colonels Schaller and Munford fully prove that the plan of campaign, presented foreshadowed in his conversations with Brown, Munford, Bowen, and Schaller. The preparations for retreat were begun. But these could not
eneral Johnston with little more than half his former strength in array. The whole aspect of affairs was changed by the surrender there; and hence a modification of the plan of operations was demanded by the circumstances. A contingency had happened which he had contemplated and was prepared for, though he had not expected it would occur. General 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 Corinth as his probable centre. He now determined to concentrate his forces there, and, uniting his own army with that which he had assigned to Beauregard, to hazard a battle. Soon after the conference at Bowling Green, General Beauregard addressed a letter to General Johnston, dated February 12th, which shows
olves in sheep's clothing, to hunt. down the noblest and purest man it has been my good-fortune to know. Very truly and respectfully your friend, George W. Johnson. General A. Sidney Johnston, headquarters, Corinth, Mississippi. It is proper to say that General Beauregard considers himself as having inspired General Johnston with the idea of attacking Grant at Shiloh. But he must be mistaken. This was the purpose for which he had concentrated his army at Corinth. What he said to Schaller, Whitthorne, and many others, has already been stated. It was known to the President, to his own staff and generals, and to others, that his main design, in the tremendous effort by which he had transferred his army from Nashville to Corinth, was to fight the enemy in detail. In view of Grant's anticipated movement, and to be able to strike him before Buell's arrival, he had made that race of life and death. He was now within arm's-length of his enemy. While every hour of delay was impo