is relations to General Johnston entitle him — to fuller notice.
William Joseph Hardee was of a good Georgia family, and was born in 1815.
He was graduated at West Point in 1838, when he was commissioned second-lieutenant in the Second Dragoons.
He also attended the cavalry-school of Saumur, in France.
He served in Florida andout of the Mexican War captain and brevet lieutenant-colonel.
In 1855 he was made major of the Second Cavalry, and in 1856 commandant of the Corps of Cadets at West Point, where he remained until 1860.
He was best known as the author of the standard book on military tactics.
On the secession of Georgia, he promptly followed thelonged to his perfect poise, in which were mingled frankness, amiability, and tact-qualities which, a classmate says, already characterized him while a cadet at West Point.
Hardee was an accomplished soldier.
His qualities were such as command respect.
He was an excellent horseman, an impressive figure on the field.