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The Daily Dispatch: April 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
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the South, when he nobly abandoned Federal flag. Gen. Johnston was put in command of the Southern soldiers in the Department of Kentucky and Missouri, and invested with Penitentiary authority to control all the military operations in the West. His Kentucky naivety, and his thorough knowledge of the western country, coupled with his great bility, rendered him an especially appropriate election to the important position which he eld at the time of his death. Gen. Johnston six feet one inch high, of large, body, wy frame, quiet and unassuming manners, conspiring to form a person of imposing and attractive address. His brother, Josiah Stoddard Johnston, who was blown up on a steamboat on the Red river, La., and killed, was at the time in the U. S. Senate from that State, was the second of Mr. Clay in his duel with John Randolph, and was a man of the most eminent abilities. Peace to the ashes of the noble soldier. A grateful country will ever keep his memory green.
the rebellion, was, with the co-operation of the gunboats, to crush us in the Mississippi Valley. The gunboats assisted him in his triumph to Nashville; but there in his further advance southwardly, he was forced to leave them.--Our disaster at Donelson and our retreat from Bowling Green, through Nashville to the Tennessee river, filled the enemy with confidence, and he proceeded with eagerness to follow and strike a final blow upon what he considered a remnant of a disorganized army. But Johnston and Beauregard had made a wonderful use of the brief time allowed them. They organized and reinspire their troops, and rousing the spirit of the South added largely to their strength. Thus rapidly recruited, and with a large number of undisciplined men, they lost no time in attacking the enemy as soon as he came within striking distance. The attack was made on Saturday morning, and "after ten hours hard fighting," according to General Beauregard, "we gained a complete victory." This
aries of the Judges of the District Courts of the Confederate States. On motion of Mr. Clay, the bill was laid on the table. Respect to the memory of Gen. Johnston. The Clerk announced a message from the House of Representatives embodying resolutions adopted by that body. [See House proceedings] Mr. Henry, of Tedisposed to hope that General Johns on was not killed, but badly wounded. The dispatch was send off just at the close of the fight, and it was probable that General Johnston and been wounded, and, as in often the case, had been reported dead. At all events, it would be well to wait until we are well informed, or until the first dispatch was corroborated. Mr. Davis, of North Carolina, stated that he dispatch announcing the death of General Johnston was sent to the Adjutant General by General Beauregard. It was emphatic. Mr. Wigfall replied that was so, but Gen. Van-Dorn had also telegraphed on a former occasion that Col. Robert had been killed