this caused the ultimate removal of Johnston from the command of the Army of the Tennessee, and, as many thought, the downfall of the Confederacy.
General Maury's request for a different post was answered with an assignment to the Army of Fredericksburg, under General Holmes, at Brooke's Station.
After the victory of Manassas, both armies lay quiescent for many months.
General Maury had had no opportunity for active service when, in February, 1862, he was made chief of staff to General Earle Van Dorn, in command of the Trans-Mississippi Department.
This distinguished honor illustrates the confidence reposed in General Maury at headquarters in Richmond.
Fought with great men.
It is impossible to go into detail regarding the career of General Maury in the Confederate army.
It is interwoven with the history of the great men who led the Southern armies in the West—with the great Albert Sidney Johnston; with Forrest, the unique and wonderful; the brilliant, but unfortunate, Va