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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. 16 0 Browse Search
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sident, disclaiming any knowledge of the transactions, and transmitted to him a statement from Dr. Turner, upon whose representations the proclamation was issued. these, with the reply of the Presddition to my disavowal of all knowledge of the transactions alleged, the written statement of Dr. Turner, upon whose representations the proclamation was issued. very respectfully, your obedient Sidney Johnston. to his Excellency General Sam Houston, President of the republic of Texas. Dr. Turner's statement. Texas, April 27, 1842. Should any apprehension in regard to the statement than, and my impression was that it was by the Government authority. Yours, respectfully, William O. Turner. To General A. S. Johnston. George B. Jones, Witnesses. J. S. Sydnor. Executive Departmenischievous acts of insubordination to the laws and constitution of our country. The letter of Dr. Turner (a copy of which you inclose me) has no relevancy to the facts so far as you may be concerned.
u's Life of Grant, vol. i., p. 46. The veteran Smith led the charge with desperate purpose. As the Federals rushed up the hill, pushing through the abattis, Turner's little battalion poured on them a deadly fire, which would have repulsed a less numerous and determined foe. The rest of Buckner's corps had got into position; close of the action. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, occupied Buckner's line, three-quarters of a mile long. In the advanced work he had placed Major Turner with three companies. Head says in his report that his regiment numbered only 450 men. This was the number in line, excluding Bidwell's company of sixty men in Creek, and which had been occupied by Hanson, was suddenly attacked. That part of the line was occupied by a small part of Head's regiment, under command of Major Turner. Hanson's regiment had not then reached the works, because of the greater length of march and roughness of the road. As soon as the assault was discovered,