Tag Archives: Joseph E. Johnston

southern social war?

The National Government “has freed the four millions of slaves by its own deliberate acts, and it is bound to take care that this freedom shall benefit, and not injure them.” – hopefully with the support of the state governments … Continue reading

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mutual respect society

An editorial wasn’t too happy that William T. Sherman kept reporters away from General Johnston’s April 26, 1865 surrender; apparently General Sherman thought the Confederate officers would be embarrassed giving up in front of the gawking Yankee press. America would … Continue reading

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bacon savings

From the Richmond Richmond Daily Dispatch February 3, 1864: A Model company. –How many corporations will seek and endeavor to get letters like that given below? Such an autograph from Gen. Johnston would be a valuable addition to any dividend … Continue reading

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brief

150 years ago this month Joseph E. Johnston was in charge of the Confederate Departments of Alabama and Mississippi. Apparently he had enough time on his hands to make (tiny) speeches. From the Richmond Daily Dispatch November 14, 1863: Gen. … Continue reading

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Bohemian’s Rhapsody

The Bohemian correspondent for the Richmond Daily Dispatch will apparently no longer be reporting on the Confederate Army of the Potomac under General Joseph E. Johnston. As Bohemian says his goodbyes he offers his readers a poem about highly idealized … Continue reading

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