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there is no hostile feeling existing with General Johnston toward me which should cause me to refraiharge of some young relations. During General Johnston's absence in December, 1841, President Laral Johnston, as his cause was hopeless. General Johnston was not apprised of this negotiation untithe only consequence of the connection of General Johnston's name with the canvass was to imbitter t History of Texas, vol. II., p. 354. General Johnston was one of those who started for the rendd would gladly have availed themselves of General Johnston's leadership if he would have consented; its general in case of war, and this was General Johnston's real offense with the President. While General Johnston would gladly have led an army properly authorized and organized by his Government, of surmise merely. But this is certain: General Johnston was in no sense a party to the transactiong the appointing power as emanating from General Johnston as proffered by the Texas commissioners i[9 more...]
was raised up for their care and succor. Dr. John S. Griffin, Mrs. Johnston's brother, had the will and power to relieve General Johnston'sGeneral Johnston's embarrassment, by taking charge of his family. To him they were committed, and nobly was the trust redeemed. Freed from this imperious demand, General Johnston made up his mind to sacrifice all private interests for the sake of his State and of the South. Once resolved, he enterts successful accomplishment with his accustomed sagacity. General Johnston's position had now become one of anxiety, difficulty, and dangey, and Colonel Hardcastle, for important details in regard to General Johnston's journey through Arizona; and, assured that the spirited narre. He will often appear in this narrative. He was captain to General Johnston's body-guard, and afterward major of the Third Arizona Regimenion and start of the expedition: Prior to the arrival of General Johnston in Los Angeles, Captain Alonso Ridley Captain Ridley is no
mation of the enemy's dispositions determined Johnston to attack with the forces then available. Ingard considers himself as having inspired General Johnston with the idea of attacking Grant at Shiloed the writer that he concurred in all of General Johnston's plans. They likewise received, about ts time, the sanction of a name then, like General Johnston's, under the shadow of legislative disfavl as his own. Letter of General Lee to General Johnston. Richmond, March 26, 1862. My dear Genase, as I understood then, and still believe, Johnston gave general instructions for the general move army. General Bragg goes on to say that Johnston's general plan was admirable, but condemns thforce in the objection; and that such was General Johnston's original intention is clearly evinced bRichmond. The words italicized are in General Johnston's own handwriting in the original dispatcissued the writer cannot tell. Doubtless General Johnston assented to the change in deference to G[5 more...]
ition to the eloquent remarks of the gentleman from Harris, and I am done. We all know it was the dying wish of General Johnston to be buried in the bosom of his adopted State, to whose services he had given the labor of his best years, and the are living in the charmed numbers of undying song. Few names stand more prominently in our history than that of General Johnston; few memories wind around our hearts in more clinging embraces. Coming to Texas at an early day, and assuming atisper a prayer that God will bless his widowed wife and orphaned children. It was known to have been the wish of General Johnston that his ashes should repose in the soil of Texas. He had so expressed himself in the presence of his staff. He haxas earth on my breast. The people of New Orleans, therefore, surrendered to the committee from Texas the body of General Johnston, which was by them escorted to Austin in January, 1867. It was the wish of the committee not to arouse the jealousy
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The battle of Shiloh. (search)
great battle was imminent. Experienced officers believed that Beauregard and Johnston would strike Grant or the Army of the Tennessee before Buell could unite the Apossible, replied the latter; they must be laying some plan to entrap us. General Johnston commanded, with Beauregard second in command. With us the latter was regalay at Corinth, and he it was whom we supposed we would have to fight. General Johnston, after evacuating Nashville, moved his army with all possible dispatch to rmed me that it has only been a few months since he learned, from a son of General Johnston, the real plan of the battle of Shiloh, as arranged by his father.] The united armies of Johnston and Beauregard numbered about fifty thousand men, and constituted the fighting material of the Confederate army, commanded by the most experieated from five to eight hundred yards. General Beauregard was on the left, General Johnston on the right. Standing in front of Shiloh chapel, looking down into the d
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. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), March 9-14, 1862.-expedition toward Pardy and operations about Crump's Landing, Tenn. (search)
a. m. Colonel: Dispatches for General Ruggles from General Gladden, now at Purdy, have just reached here. They represent the enemy to have re-embarked, and all indications point to a demonstration at some point higher up the river. From its position with reference to the railroad and the facility with which that could be reached from that point my attention will be turned there. Should more definite or reliable information reach me, I shall move to correspond. It is to be hoped General Johnston is approaching from the other direction, as it is entirely in the power of the enemy to cut the road at pleasure. Our task is a most difficult one, especially with the mob we have, miscalled soldiers. I have suspended any further movements from Corinth this way, and have sent General Chalmers back to Iuka, holding all in hand for a move in any direction. The country is apparently flooded from recent rains, and the country people say no force of any size could now move on this poin
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. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
evious to the evacuation of that place, Lieutenant-Colonel McLean was not unable at any time while chief quartermaster of the army to attend to all the duties which were required of him, and that he did so attend promptly to all the duties devolving upon him at the time. 34. That Lieutenant-Colonel McLean is shown by the evidence to have been prompt, energetic, efficient, courteous, and considerate in the discharge of his duties as chief quartermaster of the army successively under Generals Johnston, Beauregard, and Bragg, and especially solicitous for the welfare and success of the department intrusted to his charge and for which he was responsible. Opinion of the court. It is the opinion of this court that, from the facts elicited in the investigation of the conduct of the quartermaster's department of the Army of the Mississippi while under the control of Lieut. Col. (then Maj.) Eugene E. McLean, it appears that the department was managed with all the energy, efficienc
eral Hardee and then to rejoin main body. A. S. Johnston. headquarters Army of the Mississippi, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. S. Johnston, General, C. S. Army. Jackson, Tenn., M [March 12, 1862.--For Jefferson Davis to A. S. Johnston, in reference to fall of Forts Henry and Dn ordered to Huntsville and Decatur by General A. S. Johnston. Of the four regiments from Generaltly in aid of your efforts. I send to General A. S. Johnston about 7,000 stand of arms, and such of forces, subdivided into proper brigades, and Johnston's and Polk's taking positions respectively wi used effectively against their gunboats. A. S. Johnston. Pulaski, March 19, 1862--4.36 p. m. Gemand of the Secretary of War: See Smith to Johnston, March 28, p. 369. Jno. Withers, Assistant A at these headquarters. By order of General A. S. Johnston: E. W. Munford, Aide-de-Camp. Genm north side of river. Place scouts, &c. A. S. Johnston, General, C. S. Army. headquarters Army[55 more...]
en New Madrid and Hickman. General Pope is confident that they cannot escape, and that they must either surrender or destroy them. We expect to attack them about the middle of next week. The sending of large re-enforcements to Curtis and Canby has seriously interfered with my plans. It will divert about 10,000 men intended for the Tennessee River. I therefore trust you will co-operate with Grant and Smith with all the troops you can possibly throw on that point. Grant telegraphs that Johnston is now at Corinth. In haste, yours, truly, H. W. Halleck, Major-General. headquarters Army of the Ohio, Nashville, March 21, 1862. General Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.: sir: Your telegraphic dispatch was answered yesterday. I have the honor to communicate more in detail the information called for. The military force in the whole of the late Department of the Ohio consists of ninety regiments of volunteers and thirty-five companies of regular in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.......May 10, 1864 Battle at New Market, Va.; Sigel repulsed by Confederates......May 15, 1864 Confederates under Johnston evacuate Resaca, Ga......May 15, 1864 Act for a postal money-order system......May 17, 1864 Offices of the New Yoriles from Washington......July 12, 1864 Gold reaches 285 per cent., the maximum......July 16, 1864 Hood supersedes Johnston in defence of Atlanta......July 17, 1864 President calls for 500,000 volunteers for one, two, or three years......Julbett, and his accomplice, Harold, captured......April 26, 1865 Memorandum for a peace, signed by Generals Sherman and Johnston at Durham Station, N. C., April 18, is rejected at Washington April 21. Grant arrives at Raleigh April 24, and General General Johnston surrenders to Sherman at Bennett's house, near Durham Station......April 26, 1865 Executive order for trial by military commission of alleged assassins of President Lincoln issued......May 1, 1865 Reward of $100,000 offered for the cap
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