ral Johnston's last despatch to him; or his views might have been altered by exterior pressure, for he was then at Charlotte, with Mr. Davis, who was still bent on organizing a cavalry force to escort him and his party to the Southwest.
General Breckinridge answered:
Charlotte, N. C., April 24th, 1865:11 P. M. General J. E. Johnston, Greensboroa, N. C.:
Does not your suggestion about disbanding refer to the infantry and most of the artillery?
If it be necessary to disband these, ton, General.
No answer was given to this.
General Johnston received neither orders nor instructions from Mr. Davis after the latter's communication of the 24th of April.
His memory serves him amiss if it suggests otherwise—unless General Breckinridge's telegram of the 25th to General Johnston can be considered as an answer from the President; but that, as must be evident to the reader, was not an answer to the foregoing despatch.
It was because nothing was heard from the President o