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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 16 0 Browse Search
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We have been encamped here since June, but expect to get into quarters before winter sets in. I could say a great deal more, but I am almost converted into bacon, already, by the smoke from a big log-fire before my tent. I am on guard. Yours truly, Johnston. Six companies of the First, six of the Third, and the Sixth Regiment, to which I belong, are stationed here. Plenty of sport. I am in excellent health and fine spirits. Present my respects to Marshall, Taliaferro, R. and J. Taylor, Hannegan, Green, and Beattie. Yours truly, J. Brown, in his History of Illinois (New York, 1844), says: Red Bird died in prison. A part of those arrested were convicted, and a part acquitted. Those convicted were executed on the 26th of December, in the following year (1828). Black Hawk and Kanonekan, or the Youngest of the Thunders, and a son of Red Bird, all of whom had been charged with attacking the boats, were acquitted. Black Hawk was confined for more than a year befo
would take it, and your friends only wanted to learn from you what you preferred. However, the thing is now settled. Joe Taylor is now here, and tells me you will shortly be offered the place of paymaster in the army. . ... G. Hancock. Mr. A. T. Burnley was in General Taylor's confidence, and had been selected by him as one of the proprietors of the Administration organ. He wrote to General Johnston, on the 21st of May: General Taylor intended to offer you the marshalship of TexGeneral Taylor intended to offer you the marshalship of Texas. I told him you would not have it. He said then, if Reynolds resigned, he intended to offer you the collectorship of Galveston. I told him you would not have it. Then, said he, I shall offer him a paymaster's place in the army. Not knowing yourll; and yet, at last, I found myself where I thought I was entirely forgotten. Now, do you think that if I had been a sharp fellow, General Taylor would have taken the trouble to hunt me up in the mud of the Brazos bottom to make a paymaster of me?
General Johnston's ideas of the conduct of life; of education. his Love of justice and breadth of view. books. opinions on the War; of Colonel Rogers; of General Taylor. his view of how the Mexican War should be conducted. letter to Preston, giving his estimate of General Taylor. reserve. gradual isolation in his solitudeGeneral Taylor. reserve. gradual isolation in his solitude. almost forgotten. exceptions. illustrations of his character and plantation-life from his letters. letters giving his views of education. preference for an American training. notions on rhetoric, mathematics-requirements for legal success. lessons of moderation. begins to lose hope and health. his fortitude and magnanimity. General Taylor's nomination and election. movements of General Johnston's friends to advance him. his unexpected conduct. letter on office-seeking. finally appointed a paymaster in the army. General Johnston was appointed paymaster, October 31, 1849. On the 2d of December, 1849, he wrote to the adjutant-general, acce