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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2007 08:59 pm
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Well, Ive been checking through various volumes of The War of the Rebellion without any results towards Johnston being hit by friendly fire. Found a report by Johnston's Aide-de-Camp, Colonel William Preston, which says Johnston led Bowen's Brigade into battle before recieving the fatal wound. Using that, I found a report of one Colonel Issac L. Dunlap, Commander 9th Arkansas Infantry and one of Bowen's regimental commanders, also says Johnston was leading the brigade. However, Dunlap says Johnston lead them for ony two or three hundred yards before ordering them forward as Union Forces were before them. From Dunlap's description it sounds like another 200 or so yards from where Johnston ordered the brigade forward.


Preston's Report

Dunlap's Report

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