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National Executive to appoint Gen. A. S. Johnston to the chief command in the Mississippi Valley, have sent back to their constituents the gratifying assurance that their mission has proved successful, and that they might expect the arrival of that distinguished officer to take command in a few days. The Appeal says: ‘ It is useless to reiterate what we have repeated over and again — that this appointment will give the most universal satisfaction throughout the Southwest, as one most eminently fit to be made. Gen. Johnston will come among us not to achieve a military fame upon a new field of enterprise yet untried by his genius, but with a prestige already clustering about his reputation, which will inspire our army with a degree of unbounded confidence and zealous enthusiasm, which, as yet, they have failed to experience. ’
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