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Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, Embracing His Services in the

JOHNSTON, William Preston.

Publication Date: 1878
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JOHNSTON, William Preston. The Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, Embracing His Services in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878, 1st ed. xviii,755pp. Portrait frontis., illus., plates, maps. Orig. blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. light wear to spine ends and corners, bookplate removed from front pastedown, else very good. HOWES J-175. Dornbusch II, 2872. Nicholson, p.431. Nevins II, p.68. Basic Texas Books 112. Presentation inscription from the author on verso of front free endpaper, "Profr. George S. Thomas, with the regards of the author." A comprehensive and thoughtful biography by the general's son, who served on his staff and later became one of Jefferson Davis's most trusted staff members, charged with reporting to Davis on various battles. In this capacity he was present at numerous engagements. Albert Sydney Johnston served under three flags during his military career--as an officer of the United States Infantry, a private for the Republic of Texas, and a full general in the Confederate army. At the outbreak of the war he was considered the finest field commander on either side. Johnston's untimely death, while his army was on the brink of a crushing victory over Grant and Sherman at Shiloh, signaled the beginning of the end for Confederate hopes in the West. His death elicited the following from Jefferson Davis: "Without doing injustice to the living, it may safely be said that our loss is irreparable.". Bookseller Inventory # 69419

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Title: Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, ...

Publication Date: 1878

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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