een placed upon cars, and been removed to the rear.
In regard to the first plea, I am unable to discover why his family could not retreat as well as the Army.
A General who, at New Hope Church, informed his corps commanders that he considered Macon, one hundred miles beyond Atlanta, the point to fall back upon, would hardly have resisted the temptation to carry out his suggestion, when to retreat was, with him, if not a fixed principle, certainly an inveterate habit.
Aside from any othering.
Moreover, I am not only indirectly but, I may say, directly concerned in this matter, from the fact that I have publicly stated that General Johnston foreshadowed to his corps commanders at New Hope Church, his intention to retreat to Macon, Georgia, during his campaign of ‘64 from Dalton.
I am the only living witness of this historic truth; therefore, Mr. McFarland's testimony, through one of your prominence and character, becomes of great relative value to me.
When I again have the