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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2007 06:45 am
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Davis and Joe Johnston had their first overt disagreement when Davis was Secretary of War and Johnston appealed his ranking .  He had been brevetted twice during the Mexican War .  He had skipped over major to become a brevet Lieutenant colonel at Cerro Gordo.  At Chapultepec he was he was brevetted again and he assumed he was a clolonel .  The war department said no he had entered service as a Captain so he was now Lieutenant Colonel .  He appealed and his appeal was denied. 

When Davis became Secretary of War he refused to even hear Johnson appeal . Davis said  Johnston was not a lieutenant colonel. This inspite of all the records and Johnston's orders after Cerro Gordo list him as a lietutenant Colonel. 

Then comes the ranking of the Confederate Generals and the feud was on. 

 

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