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‘  day and labored at night,’ retreated for seventy days without fighting a general battle, and yet lost about one third its original number. Davis makes pretty much the same statements. It is susceptible of proof that at New Hope Church Johnston must have had fully seventy-five thousand men in line or at hand. When Johnston read Hood's report he notified the adjutant-general that he would prefer charges against the officer, but the war ended ere he could execute his threat. Davis indorsed upon Johnston's official report of his Atlanta operations:
General Johnston was permitted to see this indorsement and communicated a reply to the adjutant-general, closing as follows:
1 This review, whilst it explains in some degree an unfortunate variance, is too ultra to be pleasing to any Southerner. The author is a member of the Publication Board of the War Record Office.—Ed.
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