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command. Notwithstanding the compliments paid him, this was a practical way of saying that, though he was good enough for a winter campaign, the Government preferred some one else to do its summer fighting. General Johnston, on the 8th of July, having placed the army in a commanding position at Camp Floyd, addressed a communication to headquarters, which closes thus, without any allusion to what he might naturally have considered a grievance: On the arrival of General Harney or Colonel Sumner I desire to be ordered to join my regiment. If that cannot be granted, I request that the general will grant me a furlough for four months, with leave to apply for an extension. I have had no relaxation from duty — not for a day — for more than nine years. His request was refused; but, as there was no longer danger of war in Utah, and a general was not needed there, he was retained to administer the duties of the department nearly two years longer. The adjutant-general, however
ervant, Randolph, a slave born in his family in 1832. Randolph had served him faithfully in Texas and Utah, and wished to go with him to California. He was employed on wages, and followed his master's fortunes to California, and afterward to the Confederacy. He was with him at Shiloh, remained in the Southern army till the close of the war, and yet lives a humble but honorable remembrancer of the loyal attachment which could subsist between master and slave. General Johnston sailed from New York on the 21st of December, with his family, by way of the Panama route, reaching San Francisco about the middle of January. During the three months that he administered the department no military events occurred, except some movements of troops against the Indians, for the management of which he received the approbation of the press and people at the time. It may be here mentioned, in advance, that he resigned his commission April 10th, and was relieved by General Sumner April 25, 1861.
detail than would otherwise be called for. General Sumner sailed from New York about the 1st of Aprihem than Caesar and his fortunes. It bore General Sumner, who, in a few minutes, stood before the cofficial inspiration. The truth was, that General Sumner landed at the wharf with the other passengng the danger, lost no time in dispatching General Sumner to supersede Johnston, and save the State d, and demanded possession of the department. Sumner's appearance was like a thunder-clap to the co social way. Long after his replacement by General Sumner I met the most of the Federal officers at h some other officers, when my clerk announced Sumner's arrival. General Johnston turned to me and,ber. The only complaint I ever heard from General Sumner as to the condition of the command as he rserve the United States during the war; and so Sumner must have learned that, even in this instance,tion. To the officers who informed him of General Sumner's arrival, he had said with emotion at the[16 more...]