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 Posted: Wed May 2nd, 2007 05:58 am
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Okay  I got Roland off the shelf .  Here is what he says .  " Johnson died from loss of blood.  An apparently stray and spent Minie ball had struck the back of his right leg, just below the knee.  Penetrating half though his leg, its passage tore the popliteal artery.  Through the rent in this vessel Johnston' lifeblood escaped.  He probably died within fifteen minutes or less after being wounded.  In the flush of battle , he at first may not have realized that he was hit.  Or, as some have speculated he may have been insensible to the wound because of the impairment of a nerve in his leg by Felix Hudston's old duel shot: through the years this limb had been given to occasional numbness. 

Albert Sidney Johnston  soldier of three republics   Charles Roland. 

I highly reccomend this book. 

Susan

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