that might ensue, his views necessarily prevailed, and Colonel Mackall
having been called out to attend to some pressing matters, relative to the fall of Fort Henry
, in his absence Generals Beauregard
drew up a memorandum of General Johnston
's projected plan, as then explained and insisted upon by him. He had declined to adopt General Beauregard
's proposed concentration for the offensive, and had decided that his own and General Polk
's army should operate on divergent lines.
acquiesced in the details incident to General Johnston
's campaign, as stated in the memorandum.
But this was the extent of his concurrence.
He was the author of none of the movements therein enumerated.
The views he had expressed were diametrically opposite, and favored concentration against Grant
The following is the memorandum referred to: