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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 37 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
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ed, after the lapse of some years, by her brilliant and beautiful sisters, made Jefferson Barracks something more than a mere military post; it was a delightful and elegant home for the gay and gallant young soldiers serving here their apprenticeship in arms. There was at this period of his life no officer more highly regarded in the regiment than the adjutant. Captain Eaton says of him that, while no man was more approachable, no one could remain unimpressed by his dignity; and Colonel Thomas L. Alexander, who joined the regiment in 1830, says that, possessing in an extraordinary degree the confidence, esteem, and admiration of the whole regiment, he was the very beau-ideal of a soldier and an officer. How early he began to exercise that forbearance in judging his fellowmen which afterward became so characteristic, may be seen in a letter to Eaton, written in this period: Our friend and fellow-soldier has destroyed himself. Being entirely unprepared for such an event, you
inois, under the command of Generals Posey, Alexander, and Henry; but it was not until the 25th ofGalena, to cooperate with General Dodge. General Alexander was detached in the direction of the Plukinson. By the 6th of July, Generals Dodge, Alexander, Posey, and Henry, were brought into concertwould arrive, the commanding general ordered Alexander's and Henry's brigades and Dodge's battaliono remain with his brigade at Fort Hamilton. Alexander, Henry, and Dodge, were to return to Fort Co only food. On the 25th, the regulars, with Alexander's and Henry's brigades, moved to within threred to Fort Hamilton. Generals Henry, Posey, Alexander, and Dodge, commanded the volunteers, whom twas not communicated to the brigades of Generals Alexander and Henry before their horses were turne Posey's command came up. Generals Henry and Alexander promptly obeyed the order to advance, and caposted on the right of the regulars, and General Alexander on the right of General Posey. The troo[2 more...]
persons approaching the camps. On the 2d of October the Mormons had moved to the rear of Colonel Alexander's command and burned three trains, including seventy-five wagons loaded with provisions ank, at a camp some thirty miles from Fort Bridger and 130 miles from South Pass. Next day Colonel Alexander, having assumed command, determined, after counsel with his senior officers, that the Fort be wintered, acted with his usual decision. He took every means to this end, and ordered Colonel Alexander to withdraw his command, so as to effect a junction, and to treat as enemies all who mightd perhaps loss of life. Still, go forward they must, in order to effect the junction with Colonel Alexander on Ham's Fork, ninety miles distant. Colonel Alexander in the mean time, on account of theColonel Alexander in the mean time, on account of the heavy snows and to secure supplies, had fortunately begun to retrace his steps before receiving General Johnston's orders. A few days of delay would have rendered a junction impossible. General Jo
-abnegation worthy of Plutarch's heroes, were anxious to get away and leave the glory and renown of defense to others. Johnston was in no sense responsible for the construction of these forts, nor the assignment to their command of these self-denying warriors, but his line of communication was uncovered by their fall, and he was compelled to retire to the southern bank of the Tennessee River. From the enlighteners of public opinion a howl of wrath came forth. Johnston, who had just been Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Napoleon, was now a miserable dastard and traitor, unfit to command a corporal's guard! President Davis sought to console him, and the noblest lines ever penned by man were written by Johnston in reply. They even wrung tears of repentance from the pachyderms who had attacked him, and will be a text and consolation to future commanders who serve a country tolerant of an ignorant and licentious press. As pure gold he came forth from the furnace, above the reach of sland