ston made Colonel of the Second cavalry.
the appointments tested.
Ben McCulloch's disappointment.
General Scott's opinion of General Johnston's appointment.
General Johnston's acceptance.
public honors by his neighbors.
enlistin battle, he had the generosity to say that Mr. Davis had acted wisely in preferring General Johnston above him.
General Scott said to Mr. Preston, who was on intimate terms with him, that the appointments were very good, but that the positionstion, delivered in terms of noble sincerity — an estimate that grew and strengthened to the close.
Some years after, General Scott, in another conversation, with Mr. Preston, referring to his former conversation took occasion to say that no better made; that he was equal to any position, and he would not have it otherwise.
Captain Eaton informs the writer that General Scott told him in the winter of 1858 that he regarded General Johnston's appointment as a Godsend to the army and to the co