tion; Cheatham's uniform consisted of an old slouched hat, a blue hickory shirt, butternut pants, and a pair of cavalry boots.
The supports to his unmentionables were an old leather strap and a piece of web — the tout ensemble presenting the appearance of a Johnny run to seed.
Cheatham was of the opinion that the war would be settled by treaty, as neither party could conquer.
He was satisfied that we had so completely revolutionized Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and Louisiana, that they would never form part of the Confederacy.
He virtually admitted that he was only fighting from principle, and not for the love of the Southern Confederacy.
When Tennessee passed the ordinance of secession, he went with it, and as he had cast his lot, he did not feel disposed to back down.
Hindman hails from Arkansas, and has the reputation of being a confirmed gambler and blackleg.
He does not command the respect of his own troops, and by his brother-officers is