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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. 865 67 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 231 31 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 175 45 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 153 9 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 139 19 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 122 6 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 91 7 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 89 3 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 88 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 55 5 Browse Search
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Preface. A biography of Albert Sidney Johnston will need no apology with a large class of his countrymen. Many discre design and furnished him with valuable information. General Johnston's own papers have been preserved almost entire since were certain exceptional features in his relations to General Johnston, not often found between father and son. There was thconfidence and intimacy in their intercourse, and yet General Johnston sedulously cultivated the independent development of istorical value. There has been no effort to make General Johnston the central figure of his times, or to drag into his invites it, in the interest of historical truth. General Johnston was singularly tolerant of others, though himself sevhe best-perhaps, the only-apology for writing it; and General Johnston was so truthful and simple in all he said and did thac, or the Chevalier Bayard as a knightly peer. In Albert Sidney Johnston's long life he mingled in many great and memorable
boyhood. Birth and family of Albert Sidney Johnston. his father. his Maternal grandfathes Polk. His friends at West point. Albert Sidney Johnston was born on the 2d of February, 1803, . John Green, and John A. McClung. Albert Sidney Johnston was endowed by nature with an ardent a: My aunt and Mr. Lashbrooke remember General Johnston from his infancy; and they say, as indeedr passed most pleasantly in Louisiana, Albert Sidney Johnston yielded his purpose to enter the navy,is own reminiscences of his college-life, General Johnston spoke with great respect of the eminent tlittle can be gathered of the youth of Albert Sidney Johnston lies in its entire consistency with hicumstances attending the graduation of Albert Sidney Johnston were somewhat unusual. He had won his for these young soldiers. He always treated Johnston with marked consideration; and, after the Mexas his room-mate and intimate friend; and General Johnston never slackened in his affection for him,[12 more...]
ories of men, respecting the early years of Albert Sidney Johnston's army-life. He passed the furlough granteted in a letter from a friend, some five years General Johnston's junior, and still living in Kentucky, highlyand in which he was supposed to be interested, General Johnston wrote, December 20, 1858: My grandfatherere were many points of resemblance between Albert Sidney Johnston and his wife; and a friend, who knew them bst loyal natures, these coincidences increased. Mrs. Johnston was above middle size-five feet six inches in hearacterized as piquant, graceful, and eloquent. Mrs. Johnston was a woman of firm yet gentle temper, and, as te establishment. They made occasional visits to Mrs. Johnston's mother, at Louisville, and Lieutenant JohnstonLieutenant Johnston, writing from that city, October 3, 1830, says, The last two months I have spent pleasantly and quietly in thern at Louisville, and, immediately afterward, Lieutenant Johnston was obliged to return to Jefferson Barracks.
ts in regard to the campaign based upon Lieutenant Johnston's report, as assistant adjutant-generallowing extracts from a letter of his to Lieutenant Johnston, written in December, 1833, after the cmpelled to punish. The following is Lieutenant Johnston's account of the occurrences of the warcil. The minutes of the council, in Lieutenant Johnston's handwriting, give the speech of Generrriors, after a desperate conflict. Lieutenant Johnston remarks in his journal: The truthy reason of undergrowth and swamps. Lieutenant Johnston says in his journal: The volunteees below Fort Winnebago. A letter from Mrs. Johnston to her mother gives the following account three miles of the Wisconsin River. In Mrs. Johnston's letter, already quoted, occurs the folloldiers to overtake the mounted Indians; but Mr. Johnston was more sanguine. His letter is not here. cross the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien. Mr. Johnston thinks they will be overtaken before they r[8 more...]
on's death. Mrs. Hancock's account of Albert Sidney Johnston's character. he retires to farm, nearolonel Taylor, because he was a kinsman of Mrs. Johnston's mother; which tie had been strengthened was always cordial and appreciative to Lieutenant Johnston, both in social and military intercoursh history; Hume was his favorite author. General Johnston's sincere and lasting attachment for Genedecided, and thorough, in his actions. Lieutenant Johnston was greatly drawn toward a character sod simplicity. In the Black-Hawk War Lieutenant Johnston was thrown into the intimate relations d he did not believe in female virtue. Lieutenant Johnston at once arose and said: Mr.--, you haveknew that he could rely. The reply of Senator Johnston is written in the most affectionate straietter of Judge John Harris Johnston to Albert Sidney Johnston sufficiently narrate the sad event : front. This brief and touching minute, in Mrs. Johnston's handwriting, records the beginning of he[18 more...]
nal danger. his secret treaty and release; sympathy for Texas in the United States. Houston elected President. Albert Sidney Johnston joins in the Texan Revolution. his motives. On February 18, 1685, the adventurous La Salle, looking for a mou survived expiated their temerity by all the sufferings that Spanish arrogance and vindictiveness could inflict. Albert Sidney Johnston's brothers, Darius and Orramel, shared in the hazards, the hardships, the victories, and the calamitous consequenation given in favor of annexation to the United States by a vote of the people. Congress met on October 3d. Albert Sidney Johnston shared in the general sympathy with the Texan cause, but there were personal reasons which increased the intensitpansive force of our people, and they were willing to lay down fortune and life to forward these mighty ends. Albert Sidney Johnston was a republican from the bottom of his heart, and, though not a propagandist in either temper or sentiment, he w
Chapter 6: as Texan soldier. Johnston's arrival in Texas, Kills a puma single-handed. TexanFelix Huston. his career. his threats. General Johnston takes command. Huston's challenge. repl. the whiskey riot. Assassination of Teal. Johnston suffering from wound. Asks for furlough. a cried out, Save the dogs! Save the dogs! Mr. Johnston then clubbed his gun, which was a heavy Geriend of General Johnston. From Mr. Groce's Mr. Johnston proceeded to the headquarters of the army, amp. The first is a reminiscence told by General Johnston; the names are suppressed in both, for obs existing in the bureau, and relies upon Colonel Johnston's efforts to introduce better system and prefer, as commander, a trained soldier, like Johnston, whose ambition was solely military, and to wngerous state of mind in the camp. On General Johnston's arrival at camp, February 4th, he was rient, humble servant, Felix Huston. To General A. S. Johnston. General Johnston's reply was as f[24 more...]
expressions said to have been used by me, vituperative of the character or standing of General A. Sidney Johnston, Secretary of War, having produced a conviction on my mind that there is no hostile fee offered commissions to gentlemen about to emigrate, as they say, by the authority of General A. Sidney Johnston, whom they represent as in command of the army of Texas, etc. Whether General Houstoncommissions to gentlemen who were about to immigrate, as they say, by the authority of General A. Sidney Johnston, whom they represent as in command of the army of Texas, etc. now, these representathat it was by the Government authority. Yours, respectfully, William O. Turner. To General A. S. Johnston. George B. Jones, Witnesses. J. S. Sydnor. Executive Department, Galveston, May 2, 1842ndering effectual service to our common country. Your obedient servant, Sam Houston. To General A. S. Johnston. President Houston had adopted the policy of undoing whatever had been attempted by
d would not have ventured upon a freedom with him. In the course of an eventful life and extensive travel, I have come in con. tact with many of the historic personages of the day; and yet I scruple not to say that of them all, but three, to my thinking, would stand the test of the most rigid scrutiny. Of these, by a singular coincidence, the colonel and lieutenant-colonel of a cavalry regiment in the United States Army, afterward respectively the ranking officers of a hostile army, Albert Sidney Johnston and Robert E. Lee, were two; the third was Mr. Calhoun. No time-serving or self-seeking entered into their calculations. Self-abnegation at the bidding of duty was the rule of their lives. Could our much-maligned section lay no further claim to the consideration of mankind, the fact that it produced, almost in the same generation, such a triumvirate, typical of their people, is enough to place it among the foremost nations of the earth in the realms of thought, honor, patriotism,
Chapter 13: the Mormon rebellion. The rise of Mormonism. Joseph Smith. his career. Brigham Young. Nauvoo. Salt Lake City. Utah. quarrels with Federal officials. the Danites. Reformation of 1856. a Hideous fanaticism. Buchanan's appointments. revolt. Young's proclamation. Mormon oratory. a Mountain stronghold. orders to the Saints. Mountain Meadows massacre. a late retribution. General Johnston, as commander of the United States troops employed to enforce the Federal authority in Utah, was for more than two years placed in relations of either direct or indirect antagonism with the Mormon chiefs ; and, as his position was peculiarly dangerous and difficult, it is impossible clearly to understand it without some knowledge of the situation of this people and of the abnormal development of religious ideas which led to their separation into a distinct community. The rise and spread of the Mormons, or Latter-Day Saints, is one of the most remarkable facts
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