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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Report of Hon. L. T. Wigfall in the Senate of the Confederate States, march 18, 1865. (search)
neral, living or dead, who can claim such good fortune. Napier says: The greatest masters of the art may err; he who wars walks in a mist, through which the keenest eyes cannot always discern the right path. Turenne exclaims: Speak to me of a general who has made no mistakes in war, and you speak of one who has seldom made war. General Hood charges as a fault that General Johnston abandoned territory which he ought to have defended. Similar objections were made by the King of Spain to Soult's plan of the campaign of Talavcea, to which the Duke of Dalmatia replied: Under present circumstances, we cannot avoid the sacrifices of some territory. . . . This will not be distressing as it may appear, because the moment we have beaten and dispersed the enemy's masses we shall recover all our ground. .. . . I conceive it impossible to finish this war by detachments. It is large masses only, the strongest that you can form, that will succeed. Had all the scattered forces in Mississip