Tag Archives: Gen. Joseph Johnston

12 January 1865: “…wish I had been born here instead of in Georgia! That whole State is utterly demoralized, and ready to go back into the Union.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 January 1865, from the diary of Emma Florence LeConte, the daughter of scientist Joseph LeConte of Columbia, S.C. Item citation: From the Emma LeConte Diary, #420-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at … Continue reading

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19 May 1863: ” . . . we begin to breathe more freely and to cast our eyes towards the Southwest with less misgivings than we had last week.”

Item: Editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 19 May 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: Now that we know that General JOHNSTON has got down to the vicinity of Jackson and Vicksburg and taken the management of things in … Continue reading

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30 May 1862: “I sent an officer to them yesterday morning to attempt to give him some instruction. Apparently to little purpose.”

Item description: In this letter, 30 May 1862, General Joseph E. Johnston wrote to another Confederate general (possibly General Stonewall Jackson), regarding the improper behavior of cavalry pickets from the 10th Virginia Cavalry, “Wise’s Legion,” as reported by General Robert … Continue reading

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