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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2007 02:48 am
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Have you, or anyone else out there, read Wiley Sword's "The Confederacy's Last Hurrah" (originally published as "Embrace an Angry Wind")? 

The Johnson-Hood-Davis(-Bragg) dynamic is explored in pretty good detail there - in a way that made me, well, just plain furious.  Not just for Johnston, whom I think was very poorly used, but much more for The Army of Tennessee, which was really poorly used by the results of this politicking.  I was sickened by the whole thing.  Anyway, the gist of it is covered in the first 30 pages, I think.

Personally, I think Joe Johnston was flawed, but still has not been given the credit he deserves, in general (no pun intended).

Was it JEJ who wrote the letter of wounded pride to Davis concerning the order in which 5 officers were promoted to general?

As I recall, even Varina Davis had some sharp words for Lydia Johnston, telling her something to the effect that, when it came to her husband, she should "beware ambition".

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