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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh--report of L. D. Sandidge, Inspector-General, Louisiana division. (search)
he leading objective points to be considered, what the plan of action, &c. You stated that after some discussion and difference of opinion in the council, General Sidney Johnston intended trying to drive the Federal left back on its centre and right, thus doubling his army against Owl creek, away from the river and gunboats. I addn they would not swing that way --i. e., against Owl creek-but would stubbornly fight with their gunboats at their back. My opinion then and now is, that General Sidney Johnston lost his life in a vain effort to force the Federal retreat — an army of forty-five thousand, with his one-third less — in a direction arbitrarily selecteated, and hemmed in, 2,500 with Prentiss surrendered. It was at the point above mentioned, when we were getting this artillery together, I first heard of General Sidney Johnston's death on our right. The Federals by this time were concentrating along the river front all their remaining artillery and every infantry organization
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of General Beauregard's service in West Tennessee in the Spring of 1862. (search)
derate army of about 30,000 men, with General Sidney Johnston in command, instead of the one of abo, you were induced to apply once again to General Johnston for reinforcements, asking him to spare yin detail with me before submitting it to General Johnston. That plan having been accepted without the field, to give orders in the name of General Johnston, a power which both the Commander-in-Chieiately complied with your wishes, I found General Johnston in a room with some of his personal staffur proposition as soon as he read it, but General Johnston expressed several objections with much clour plan of movement and of the attack to General Johnston when I entered your apartment, and, to maup the order with necessary precision. General Johnston seemed to weigh all that was said with mu at the hour of 11 o'clock, to send me to General Johnston to urge an immediate advance on Pittsburgy been brought into action about the time General Johnston fell. Accordingly, on returning to the v[13 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
during the whole of each day — and received handsome official notice from Generals Johnston and Beauregard for efficient services rendered. Being on the field within sound of the voice of General Johnston, this squadron was the first ordered in pursuit when the rout commenced, were the first at Sudley church, and on the way to Wge of the Goochland troop and Colonel G. W. Lay, of the staff), escorting Generals Johnston and Beauregard at full speed to the scene of action, whose own forces undon took position at the foot of the hill in rear of the Lewis house, where General Johnston stood in his full view, and almost within the sound of his voice. Well cket and courier duty, until the move to the Peninsula was decided upon by General Johnston. But a few days before, and for the first time, the Powhatan troop was orave and skilful soldier]. Headquarters were at Aldie, and daily reports to General Johnston, Stuart and D. H. Hill. How this duty was discharged was evidenced by