Re: [civilwarwest] Johnston: California to Richmond via ... (???)
While I can't pinpoint it just now, I think Johnston went from California to theTexas gulf coast, then took ship directly to Richmond ... by the way, I have a little trivia question in this regard ... where was A.S. Johnston's first Civil War command after resigning from the U.S. Army? Little hint, his tenure lasted only 10 days, and was in the summer of 1861. Guess that wasn't much of a hint .. how about this .. note I said above "in this regard" .. occured during his long journey from California to Richmond .. ...... Tom Gilbert
slippymississippi <slippymississippi@...> wrote:
Is there any indication that Johnston stopped to speak with Polk
before continuing on to Richmond? As a native of Kentucky, is it
possible that Johnston rubber stamped Polk's plan to take Columbus,
explaining that he would smooth things over with Davis in Richmond
(Johnston and Davis were, after all, very close friends, and Johnston
was a native of Kentucky and probably assumed that Kentucky was just
waiting for an excuse to secede ala Virginia).
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