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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. 1,542 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 328 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 122 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 63 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 60 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 60 0 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 50 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 38 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 36 0 Browse Search
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writer: He says that Huston told him that General Johnston came on the drill-ground and had the ordebetween the seconds, at the suggestion of General Johnston's friend, to fire with the butt of the pishould not rest, for that he would avenge it. Johnston turned to him and said, It is my request, in and. Other testimony might be cited. General Johnston did not feel it incumbent on him to arraiof this dislike was the more singular, as General Johnston at no time in his life, even to his intim that he exhibited toward them. After General Johnston left the army, a meeting of officers votelined. By the advice of his surgeons, General Johnston spent the summer and fall in Kentucky. He widow of Senator Johnston. He wrote to General Johnston, August 13th, kindly urging him to visit n this occasion, Essowakkenny, on meeting General Johnston, waved his hand with a lordly gesture tountil he had stolen all their horses! To General Johnston's request that he would visit the Preside[66 more...]
rgetic policy toward Mexico. letter from General Johnston on the situation. attempt to create a dithe Cherokee question was met. report of General Johnston, Secretary of War. troops sent forward, de of the Texan force on the Coleto under General Johnston, concluded to retire; and in 1838 it retrderalist envoy, upon the consideration of General Johnston, on the ground that all republics ought ness in the character of the proceedings, General Johnston, aided by Vice-President Burnet, took perple of Eastern Texas were very great, and General Johnston was welcomed everywhere as a public benefhemselves, must have inspired these men! General Johnston, who was a citizen of Austin in the firstelect the site of the capital, writing to General Johnston from the frontier, March 12, 1839, says: y years ago, and taken down at the time. General Johnston had resigned before the catastrophe ; butomanches herein narrated took place after General Johnston's resignation, their success was the dire[21 more...]
e war with Mexico. On the other hand, General Johnston's health had suffered, from his wound, frressive policy of the Administration, and General Johnston saw no hope of such a concentration of re1st of September. There is no doubt that General Johnston would have been chosen almost by acclamatnd sealed it with his blood. Although General Johnston took no further part in the public affair and morally. Miss Griffin was cousin to General Johnston's first wife, and the niece and ward of Mve plantation, in Brazoria County, Texas. General Johnston describes it thus: It consists of 1,500 a in danger of bankruptcy, and appealed to General Johnston to relieve him from his share of the tran which probably was to some extent true. General Johnston, with a sense of obligation perhaps too sy its sale or by that of other property. General Johnston saw the proceeds of the sales of his farmhnston with all the ardor of his nature. General Johnston, writing of him in 1846 to one who did no[19 more...]
ppointment. anecdote, the Texan father. General Johnston's letter describing the battle of Montererson Davis explaining and describing it. General Johnston's extraordinary peril. Rallies the Ohio capitulation of Monterey, and estimate of General Johnston's character. anecdote by General JohnstoGeneral Johnston. He leaves the army. As soon as the annexation of Texas was consummated, the United States Govarn that General Houston is unfriendly to General Johnston, as I am disposed to believe if he exercid wife. Leonard Groce, for many years General Johnston's friend, knowing his military ardor, proe campaign. On the road to Point Isabel, General Johnston saw the tarantula for the first time. Heir organization was rapidly effected. As General Johnston's extant letters give a clear and succincr with their houses, dress, and manners. General Johnston felt gratification that, while a good deathemselves of these circumstances; and on General Johnston's arrival pleaded General Taylor's promis[13 more...]
ston, in which he urged a modification of General Johnston's reply to him. He said his object was penot to compromise him by act or word. Colonel Johnston's orderly, happening to be in personal ated. Conduct so captious, however, put Colonel Johnston on his guard, and destroyed all possibiliontiersman in the phases of the weather. General Johnston used to praise his rather frail cabin in s were generally founded on his counsel. General Johnston,. feeling that any check or delay to the and it was not until the 21st of May that General Johnston was notified that they were disbanded. Ir reports to the Secretary of War mention General Johnston's hearty aid in furtherance of their misscannot be approved by our Government. General Johnston had no intention of fixing his headquarte the arrival of the troops under Brevet Brigadier-General Johnston at their destination in the Salt immobility for eight or nine months. General Johnston contented himself with a simple statement[35 more...]
at Camp Floyd, three duties devolved upon General Johnston: first, to secure the troops under his coermaster, was a source of great relief to General Johnston. His predecessor had done his part well,In regard to the relations established by General Johnston with the Indians, General Porter makes ththe spring of 1859 an issue arose between General Johnston and Governor Cumming, in which the latteraptain Heth, had not reported to him. General Johnston returned a courteous reply to this letterng proclamation, denouncing the action of General Johnston, and placing him before the people of thethey will endeavor to bring to light. General Johnston was not at all satisfied with the measure Numerous illustrations might be given of General Johnston's deep and tender feeling for his family well, there was not a dry eye. During General Johnston's official career in Utah, as elsewhere, commonly supposed to place upon him. General Johnston was greatly rejoiced to be reunited to hi[47 more...]
s, to effect the schism of West Virginia, and, by a proceeding totally unconstitutional and revolutionary, to establish it as a State. In East Tennessee, a sedition was organized by Andrew Johnson, T. A. R. Nelson, and William G. Brownlow, which proved a constant source of weakness and danger to the Confederacy. Passing by, for the present, transactions in Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, brief mention will suffice, in this connection, of the military events which happened before General Johnston's arrival at Richmond. The reduction of Fort Sumter and President Lincoln's call for 75,000 men for the irrepressible conflict were met with tumultuous fervor at the North as the signal for war. The North gave its men and money without stint to the work of putting down the rebellion. Three months time was set apart for the work, and troops were hurried to Washington, ostensibly to protect the capital, but, in fact, as the advance-guard of the army of invasion. As the defense of th
s. General Johnston's correspondence. General Johnston had never been a politician or party-man.ain their independence by revolution. General Johnston's views in regard to slavery were those g by patriotic fervor. But, devoted as General Johnston was to the Union, he could not forget thae more it was endangered. Now, though General Johnston was satisfied that Texas and the other Sod a fortnight later. About this time, General Johnston was told, by some Republicans of San Fran, in order to set up a Pacific republic. General Johnston replied that he hoped they were mistaken,ing his long intimacy, asked him to sound General Johnston as to the feasibility of a Pacific republme in dispatching General Sumner to supersede Johnston, and save the State to the Union. General Suar that time. He left Washington April 1st. Johnston asked that a successor might be sent to relield be utterly useless to say a word. General Johnston's resignation was accepted on the 6th of [8 more...]
e question of rank was never mentioned in his conversations with General A. S, Johnston. It is not probable that he ever heard of this discussion: he certainly had n only to disclaim for him all connection with it. The command to which General Johnston was called thus embraced all the northern frontier west of the Alleghaniestucky and Missouri is necessary, in order to comprehend the campaign which General Johnston conducted against the powerful armies collected by the United States Gover and its results were very important in determining the exact character of General Johnston's military operations; but the limits of this biography do not permit its isabled his command, and nothing of importance was accomplished. Thus, General Johnston had hardly assumed command when he found the Federal armies in possession of mark in the old army. He was the junior major of the Second Cavalry, General Johnston's regiment; and, having decided to adhere to the Federal cause in the civi
reminiscences, the defense of Tennessee. General Johnston's resources and theory. letter to Presidn. Federal alarm. Confederate advance. General Johnston's proclamation. considerations determinihis weakness, his memoranda. Federal plans. Johnston's staff. The command intrusted to General General Johnston was imperial in extent, his discretion as to military movements was unlimited, and his poweberland Gap. On the 14th of September General Johnston reached Nashville. He had been looked fon had an assuring and inspiring effect on General Johnston's hopeful temperament. This was the ls designed for the invasion of Tennessee. General Johnston, therefore, determined, while in reality ds of his intended movement were given by General Johnston to the President, the day before it was m commission of brigadier-general; but, at General Johnston's request, he now threw himself into the t of his own honesty or intelligence. General Johnston's instructions to him were as follows: [6 more...]
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