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him; and to this day it remains as fresh, as bright, and as pleasant to me as it was then. But it was many years after that before I dared to hope that the warm regard I had for him was reciprocated. He was a reticent man, as you know, and was undemonstrative. Besides, he was five years my senior, and was even then a man of a good deal of culture. Hence there was but little social intercourse between us while we were together at the Academy. But on joining my regiment in 1827, at Jefferson Barracks, the gallant old Sixth Infantry of glorious memory, I was cordially greeted by your father, who had been assigned to that regiment. We were on very pleasant terms, but his reticence and dignity of manners prevented me from knowing exactly how I stood with him; and it was not until I took leave of him, when about to start on furlough in the fall of 1828, that I was able to penetrate beneath his reserve of manner. But his cordial grasp, as I shook hands with him and bade him good-by, a
Harbor. incident in artillery-practice. ordered to Jefferson Barracks. description of the post. expedition against the Wt once he proceeded rejoicing to its headquarters at Jefferson Barracks, where he arrived on the 1st of June. This postirie du Chien on the 29th of August, and returned to Jefferson Barracks September 27th. The letter to Bickley, already quotght the change. During his sojourn as a bachelor at Jefferson Barracks, being fond of music, he tried to learn to play the years, by her brilliant and beautiful sisters, made Jefferson Barracks something more than a mere military post; it was a dn the Supreme God, his providence and his mercy. Jefferson Barracks was near enough to St. Louis to allow the young offintful one of an officer's family. Their home was at Jefferson Barracks, where their plain quarters, furniture, and mode of erward, Lieutenant Johnston was obliged to return to Jefferson Barracks. His family rejoined him in May, and remained there
Fort Armstrong at Rock Island, and the companies of the Sixth Regiment at Jefferson Barracks, amounting in all to about 420 men. April 8th.-In obedience to the above-ix companies of the Sixth Infantry (220 men), which were embarked at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, in the steamboats Enterprise and Chieftain. April 10th.-Arrived at cers to points where they were required. Lieutenant Johnston was sent to Jefferson Barracks, where, during his absence, his eldest daughter, Henrietta Preston, had bspectfully, your obedient servant, Lewis Cass. To General H. Atkinson, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. The favorable opinions of the President, General Jackson, and of Gth generosity by the Government. They were retained in mild captivity at Jefferson Barracks long enough to break their power and destroy their prestige with their trormed the writer that Black Hawk told him, while he was in his custody at Jefferson Barracks, that he crossed the Mississippi to join the Prophet; that his engagement
Chapter 4: Jefferson Barracks. Zachary Taylor. Lieutenant Johnston's military repute. anecdote. rebuke to a Libertine. cholera. sickness in his family. domestic happiness. discussion of plan of life. Consults his brother, J. S. Johra might be averted, from isolated places at least, by strict quarantine. Lieutenant Johnston, on his return to Jefferson Barracks, found that the absence which had proved so fruitful to him in professional experience had been a season of sore tr Mrs. Johnston seemed to be recovering her wonted health, and the spring and summer of 1833 were passed happily at Jefferson Barracks, with no greater anxiety than c a little cholera in St. Louis, of which Lieutenant Johnston writes to his friend, Eston's handwriting, records the beginning of her final malady: I was taken ill on September 19, 1833, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Came to Louisville October 4th. Maria Preston Johnston was born October 28, 1833, and returned to her Maker
ruited with farmers' sons and other daring young men, making its complement of men (850) about the middle of August. The recruits were rendezvoused at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, under the command of Major Hardee, with orders to march to the frontier of Texas in October. General Johnston was troubled at being absent from his reed some from cholera and other diseases, which has caused a considerable number to desert. I do not expect desertion to cease while the regiment remains at Jefferson Barracks. He was relieved, however, early in October, and proceeded to assume the command of his regiment. Major Hardee, an officer of tact, intelligence, and ot even a remonstrance. The supremacy of law over force was fully recognized. The incident is trifling in itself, but it has its value. The route from Jefferson Barracks lay through the Ozark Mountains, in Southwestern Missouri, and passed by the way of Springfield and Neosho into the Indian Territory. Reaching Talequah, No