A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston

A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston : Once the Quartermaster General of the Army of the United States, and a General in the Army of the Confederate States of America (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston: Once the Quartermaster General of the Army of the United States, and a General in the Army of the Confederate States of America I knew him as well as a young subordinate ever does know his commander-in-chief. And it so happened that I was in command as a brigadier-general, at Salisbury, North Carolina, when he was at Greensboro in April, 1865. I was with him during all that trying time, and it was at my headquarters at Salisbury that he took leave of the generals Of the Army of Tennessee after the convem tion of Durham's Station. I, therefore, knew him as a soldier and as a man, and I admired and loved him. Since the war my inter course with him was frequent and intimate. This sketch, written in a light-cavalry gallop, does not pretend to give detail of his campaigns or his battles; it only seeks to give a general view of military Operations, that can be taken in at a glance. The particular description of the movements of troops, of the hour they started, of the route they took, of the minute of their arrival, is, I think, inexpressibly tedious and confusing, except to the technical and professional student. I have, therefore, only tried to present a picture, and a map, together with a photograph of the General, as we all knew him, and as we want posterity to appreciate him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 726 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 37mm | 953g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243090781
  • 9780243090785