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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
But whatever Davis' motive for overslaughing Johnston with his juniors, the exaggerated importance and danger, the cynosure of all eyes. But Johnston regarded his own present interest and dignityring the commanding general. Notwithstanding Johnston's protests, the Secretary continued this indeence the victory was barren of results. Both Johnston and Beauregard encouraged this view. The rum Jordan substantially corroborates this, but Johnston in his Narrative and Beauregard in the Milita results after Bull Run. In this opinion (of Johnston, at least) he is seconded by General Early, wilent and reserved as to his plans, overruled Johnston's wish to abandon the lower peninsula at onceed the command of that army. It is said that Johnston viewed his successor with jealous suspicion, warranted and even compelled Davis to assign Johnston to the chief western command in the followingent to another, but, in fact, it appears that Johnston was prevented by the administration from givi[20 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
. Panic and fear flew and hid at his approach, and the sound of his cheer gave courage to the weakest heart. It has always seemed to me that the great distinctive difference between men of action, between the great and insignificant, the strong and the limp, is the possession or the lack of determination, and of the energy necessary to make that determination felt at all times and under all circumstances. No amount of talent will make a two-legged creature a real man without it. General Joe Johnston, one of the most celebrated of the Confederate leaders, had a very high opinion of Forrest, and regarded him as one of the ablest soldiers whom the war had produced. He is still often referred to in the South as the greatest revolutionary leader, on the Confederate side. And although I for one cannot indorse that opinion, I feel that he was a heaven-born leader of men. An uneducated slave dealer, he achieved great things during the war, and would, I am sure, have achieved far greate