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Gen. Edward Johnson.

The Yankees have found out a new method of punishing their enemies. It is that of calling them Yankees. They called Gen. Early so, and they also call Gen. Edward Johnson so. Their papers say that General Johnson was killed in the hands of Gettysburg, and that he was a Pennsylvanian by birth. They mean, of course, Gen. Edward Johnson, for there is no other General, we believe, of either name, is General Lee's army.

We have not heard from any other source that Gen. Johnson was killed, nor do we believe the statement to be true. He was, however, Pennsylvanian, but a native of Chesterfield county in this State. He graduated at West Point, and served through the Florida war. He afterwards went to Mexico, and was in all of Scott's battles. At the commencement of the war he was appointed Colonel of a extra regiment, and distinguished himself, on the battle of Greenbrier. Left in command of the post on the Greenbrier, he the decisive victory of Alleghany against a vastly force. Uniting with Johnson be mainly contributed to the victory over Milroy, where he was so seriously wounded that he was for many months unable to take the field.

As we have said, we do not believe that Gen. Johnson was killed, but if he was, the country has lost one of its bravest and best officers a veteran of approved skill, who had been need to fire from his early youth.

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