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Chapter 18: Rashness Johnston Fabius Scipio. Before closing these pages, I request the priv
iters who have followed in the wake of Pollard and Johnston.
General Sherman gives color to their charge of rcumstance as unfortunate for the Confederacy that Johnston was not summoned to Palmetto at the beginning of t it seems, indeed, preposterous to suppose that General Johnston would have inaugurated a similar movement with arged with rashness, and even recklessness, by General Johnston and his adherents, I may be allowed, in additi part from my own resolution.
Therefore when General Johnston retreated from the mountain-fastnesses, crosse rthage beneath the heel of the proud Roman.
General Johnston not only signally failed in the Fabian policy, had been shaken by so many tempests.
Since General Johnston failed to practice the art of war in accordanc eat General, unless he has won his spurs.
Had General Johnston possessed the requisite spirit and boldness to
Chapter 18: Rashness Johnston Fabius Scipio. Before closing these pages, I request the privilege of correcting a false impression which has gained ground in my regard, and which is, I may say, the outcome of inimical statements of
succeeded in wasting in a great measure the strength of his adversary, it however required the boldness and the genius of Scipio to finally defeat Hannibal, and place Carthage beneath the heel of the proud Roman.
General Johnston not only signally s bold and brilliant move, and of the victories which followed.
Plutarch condenses the whole into these few words: After Scipio was gone over into Africa, an account was soon brought to Rome of his glorious and wonderful achievements.
This account sent orders to Hannibal to quit his fruitless hopes in Italy, and return home to defend his own country. * * Soon after, Scipio defeated Hannibal in a pitched battle, pulled down the pride of Carthage, and trod it under foot.
This afforded the Roma