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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2007 05:33 am
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Jumping backwards to Johnston's death:  a fairly detailed and rather touching account can be found in Shelby Foote's narrative, volume 1, pg 339-340; including ASJ's  insistence - over his surgeon's protests, that the surgeon stay behind to care for Yankee wounded. 

Also, a rather amusing and sweet little story on 338-339 about why he used a tin cup instead of a sword to lead the charge into the Hornet's Nest.

(I'd forgotten how enjoyable Foote can be - must pull him off the shelf more often. Damn good company on sleepless nights;  but, as Miss Susan says: "so many books, so little time!".) 

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