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oving in the early Spring to the rear of the Federal Army, then concentrating at Chattanooga. He also expressed a desire to send me to command a corps under General Johnston. I was deeply impressed with the importance of this movement, and cheerfully acquiesced in the proposition of the President, but with the understanding that was prepared for publication. As the Dalton-Atlanta campaign presents no action which rises to the dignity of a general battle, and since the strictures of General Johnston demand my earnest attention, I shall here discontinue the relation of events in the order which I have thus far observed, and resume the narrative at the perI have thus far observed, and resume the narrative at the period I assumed command of the Army around Atlanta. I shall substitute a reply to the erroneous and injurious statements in my regard, brought forward by General Johnston, and which will sufficiently record the part I bore in the campaign of that Spring and early Summer.
The statement derived from Doctor Foard's Johnston's Narrative, page 576. return of the killed and wounded, is doubtless correct; but General Johnston's intention cannot, assuredly, be to affirm t Major Falconer, his own Adjutant General, Johnston's Narrative, page 574. and to which he refersrigade on the 9th of May, in these words : Johnston's Narrative, page 307. On the same day, olumn, which was Canty's Division, joined General Johnston's left, at Resaca, on that date. which fder to demonstrate the actual strength of General Johnston's Army, since he furnished the War OfficeWar Department on the 18th of August that General Johnston turned over to me forty-nine thousand andt these reinforcements were available. General Johnston asserts in his Narrative, page 304, On th information obtained from the War Office: Johnston's Narrative, page 590. It was not till thf May--was not available on the 6th, when General Johnston was in position at Rocky-faced Ridge, and[38 more...]
ebruary, 1864, and reply to statements of General Johnston, in reference to operations near Resaca, entrated to move against us. The following Johnston's Narrative, page 292. extract from a letter hat I have done all in my power to induce General Johnston to accept the proposition you made to mov of unremitting demands, upon the part of General Johnston, for an outfit equal to that of United Stthe two armies until night. He asserts, Johnston's Narrative, page 351. no material was lost eceived this morning. I read attentively General Johnston's Narrative, and it seems to me he tried especially General Polk and myself, urged General Johnston, soon after our arrival at Cassville, to e, and said in a most excited manner that General Johnston desired I should not separate myself too l Hood acted was manifestly untrue. If General Johnston be right, I am not only to blame for not bject, even if I had been given orders by General Johnston to deliver battle, which orders, I reiter[26 more...]
olk, commanding the Army of Mississippi, who was with General Johnston in that vicinity. I had crossed the country in compale, for, if necessary, an invitation would be sent to General Johnston to come to his (Lieutenant General Polk's) headquartetially these facts. General Polk sent at once to ask General Johnston to come to his headquarters. Lieutenant General Hood was already with General Polk. General Johnston arrived about 9 o'clock. I remained in the cabin during the conversation asnes. In reference to this proposed forward movement, General Johnston's attention was particularly called to the advantagescomplish this object. After some moments of silence, General Johnston decided to withdraw the Armies to the south of the Et Soon after this, Lieutenant General Hardee arrived. General Johnston informed him of this decision to cross the river, staw, if any, remarks that I heard. After a few moments General Johnston gave the orders for the armies to move to the south s
w Mountain retreat across the Chattahoochee Johnston relieved from command. General Johnston, tGeneral Johnston, touching the operations of his Army near New Hope Church says : Johnston's Narrative, pages 328, ight of the 28th of May from the position General Johnston erroneously assigns General Polk during tr duty with the Army of the West. When General Johnston said as usual, I suggested that we attackve undergone so complete — a change under General Johnston, during the last year of the war. In trutne word which would convey a suspicion of General Johnston's contemplated retreat to Macon. Short P. Stewart will show that I was desirous General Johnston should remain in command: St. Louisll three unite in an effort to prevail on General Johnston to withhold the order, and retain commandd requesting him to recall the order removing Johnston, at least until the fate of Atlanta should beeipt of the above telegram, I returned to General Johnston's room, alone, and urged him, for the goo[20 more...]
hnston's plan to hold Atlanta forever. General Johnston makes the following arraignment : Joh-one having served in Lee's, and the other in Johnston's Army — have cause ofjealousy, if one has action of Atlanta. General Johnston says: Johnston's Narrative, page 365. General Hartsuff, assault. It follows, therefore, that if General Johnston could have held Atlanta forever, most assdent's inquiry on the 16th of July? If General Johnston had, at that time, informed President Davohnston dispatched the following telegram: Johnston's Narrative, page 294. Your letter by Colth the cavalry. When the advance sheets of Johnston's Narrative appeared before the public, I reanded the Georgia State troops previous to General Johnston's removal, and during the siege of Atlantaced under, and subject to, the orders of General Johnston; that you had, at the time you crossed thattahoochee and marched to the support of General Johnston, about three thousand (3000) effective me[28 more...]
nd statements contained in my official report of the operations of the Army of the Tennessee. J. B. Hood, Lieutenant General. I received the following in reply: Danville, April 5th, 1865. Lieutenant General J. B. Hood. Proceed to Texas as heretofore ordered. S. Cooper, A. I. G. Danville, April 7th, 1865. Lieutenant General J. B. Hood. A Court of Inquiry cannot be convened in your case at present. You will proceed to Texas as heretofore ordered. S. Cooper, A. I. G. Had I been granted a Court of Inquiry at that date, I would have produced stronger testimony than I have given, even at this late period, in relation to the points in controversy between General Johnston and myself. This attempt to summons me before a Court Martial was his final effort, during the war, to asperse the character of a brother officer who had always been true to duty, but whose unpardonable crime was having been appointed to supersede him in the command of the Army of Tennessee.
me at the period I was ordered to relieve General Johnston, and which, because of unbroken silence oanger to the Army of Tennessee. Moreover General Johnston's mode of warfare formed so strong a cont The evening of the I8th of July found General Johnston comfortably quartered at Macon, whilst Mcdid not know where they were posted, when General Johnston disappeared so unexpectedly and left me itelligence must have been communicated to General Johnston by the cavalry, after he left me to ride ion. I cannot but think, therefore, that General Johnston was cognizant before 4 o'clock that day, inexplicable conduct and disappearance of General Johnston who, at this critical moment, was unwillis had been drained to reinforce either Lee or Johnston. I could, therefore, but make the best dispo thousand (140,000) such troops as confronted Johnston at Dalton, by reason of their victorious marcker's Corps (the Twentieth), and partially on Johnston's Division of the Fourteenth, and Newton's of
r former positions. Colonel Prestman, chief engineer, was instructed to examine at once the partially completed line of works toward Peach Tree creek, which General Johnston had ordered to be constructed for the defence of Atlanta, and to report, at the earliest moment, in regard to their fitness to be occupied by Stewart's and Cr with the Georgia State troops, under General G. W. Smith. The report was received early on the morning of the 2 st, to the effect that the line established by Johnston, was not only too close to the city and located upon too low ground, but was totally inadequate for the purpose designed; that Sherman's line, which extended froree creek and near his right. Though the movement assigned General Hardee, on this occasion, was a very simple one, it is, as I have remarked in my reply to General Johnston, rare to find one out of ten brave division commanders, who is capable of swinging away from the main army and attacking in rear as Jackson did at Second Man
nd, notwithstanding the idle assertion of General Johnston that he could have held Atlanta forever ; of losses; and the official statement of General Johnston's adjutant general, exhibiting the strengn the order in which they here appear. General Johnston commanded from the commencement of the cathe 118th of July belong to the period of General Johnston's command, and are as follows: Killed. sthly return of the 1st of May, 1864, was : Johnston's Narrative, pages 574, 575. Infantry 37,re the only reinforcements received while General Johnston had command of the Army. 3. There was 5. The next and last return made under General Johnston was on the loth of July. Effectives: is was the estimated force turned over by General Johnston to General Hood. 6. The report was made under General Johnston, and signed by General Hood. On the 18th of July the command was turned ov I here reiterate that it is impossible General Johnston should have turned over to me fifty thous[7 more...]
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