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this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligations to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States; to the late General Braxton Bragg; to Governors I. G. Harris, John C. Brown, and James D. Porter, of Tennessee; to Colonel Edward W. Munford, General William Preston, General W. C. Whitthorne, General William J. Hamby, Dr. William M. Polk, Colonel A. Ridley, Captain G. W. Gift, and Captain N. J. Eaton. His late colleagues, Prof. Edward S. Joynes, now of Vanderbilt University, and Prof. Carter J. Harris, of Washington and Lee University, have given him most acceptable literary assistance. In addition to the writer's unusual opportunities for arriving at the truth, there were certain exceptional features in his relations to General Johnston, not often found between fa
dy. On Christmas-day he reported that 12,000 or 15,000 men had gone forward under the call. On the same day, Adjutant-General Whitthorne wrote him, estimating that fifty regiments were in the field from Tennessee. This must have included the troo Tennessee will soon need every one of them, and not a camp shall be broken up. He also, through his adjutant-general, Whitthorne, addressed an energetic protest to the Government against the enforcement of the order. Many ill effects were produfrom the following correspondence: headquarters, Western Department, Bowling Green, January 12, 1862. Sir: Adjutant-General Whitthorne, of Tennessee, has inclosed me a copy of the order issued by Acting Assistant Adjutant-General Groner, directi under State, not Confederate authority, the secretary promptly revoked his order to disband it. His letter to Adjutant-General Whitthorne concluded as follows: Pray present this apology to Governor Harris, and tell him that, if he knew the in
from Beauregard. reenforcements and arms. power of local demands. General Johnston's review of the situation. plan of concentration. testimony of Preston, Whitthorne, Harris, and Tate. choice of route. a difficult retreat. reorganization at Murfreesboro. the retreat. Morgan's first raids. the March. public terror and he unwavering confidence reposed in him by his unalterable friend the President, and upheld by his own manly self-reliance in the midst of adversity. General W. C. Whitthorne, then Adjutant-General of Tennessee, now a member of Congress from that State, has addressed to the writer the following communication: After the fing arrangements to move his force as rapidly as possible to Corinth, which would leave Middle Tennessee exposed; but added, or rather concluded, by saying, General Whitthorne, go tell your people that, under the favor of Providence, I will return in less than ninety days and redeem their capital. I remember well his confident to
eep's clothing, to hunt. down the noblest and purest man it has been my good-fortune to know. Very truly and respectfully your friend, George W. Johnson. General A. Sidney Johnston, headquarters, Corinth, Mississippi. It is proper to say that General Beauregard considers himself as having inspired General Johnston with the idea of attacking Grant at Shiloh. But he must be mistaken. This was the purpose for which he had concentrated his army at Corinth. What he said to Schaller, Whitthorne, and many others, has already been stated. It was known to the President, to his own staff and generals, and to others, that his main design, in the tremendous effort by which he had transferred his army from Nashville to Corinth, was to fight the enemy in detail. In view of Grant's anticipated movement, and to be able to strike him before Buell's arrival, he had made that race of life and death. He was now within arm's-length of his enemy. While every hour of delay was important to hi
an, of Rev. E. Fontaine, of Dr. D. W. Yandell. description in Harper's Weekly. estimate by Thomas F. McKinney, by the New York times, by General William J. Worth. reminiscences of Rev. Dr. Galleher, of Colonel J. W. Avery. estimate by General W. C. Whitthorne. anecdote by Lieutenant J. M. Fairbanks. Scott and Davis almost agree. estimate by Judge Ballinger, by Colonel W. J. Green, by Governor I. G. Harris, by President Jefferson Davis, by Major Alfriend, by professor A. T. Bledsoc, by Genenicles of the turbulent war of those times, he will lovingly dwell upon no character more shining, illustrious, and exalted-upon no hero more luminous for chivalry, patriotism, genius, and sublime manhood-than Albert Sidney Johnston. General W. C. Whitthorne says, March, 1876: Allow me to say, as I do from a feeling of reverence and affection for the memory of your father, that he was one of the three great men whom it has been my fortune in life to meet. His death was the severest l