more than twice its force.
It was equal to any army that ever fought on any field.
Its general officers were unequaled.
Hardee was its senior corps commander, Stephen D. Lee and A. P. Stewart were the lieutenant-generals, and among the division and brigade commanders was an extraordinary array of able men, John C. Breckinridge, Frank Cheathamn, Cleburne, Stevenson, John C. Brown, Walthall, Loring, Hindman, Wheeler, Porter, were there—and to-day assembled in the Senate are Morgan, Gibson, Cockrell, Eustace, Berry, Walthall and George, who were of that great army, and with them the noble war governor of Tennessee, Isham C. Harris.
No such assemblage of men of intellect ever before controlled any army.
Unfortunately Forrest, Frank Armstrong and Bud Jackson were not with Johnston then, or Sherman would never have made his cruel raid as he did.
A striking proof of the greater tenacity of American troops is found in the fact that both sides held their ground in our battles two, th