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 Posted: Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 08:03 am
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Ladies and Gents:

If anyone is interested in reading a detailed account of Jefferson Davis's displeasure (understatement!) with Joe Johnston, below is a longgggg link to a letter from Davis to Sen. James Phelan of Mississippi near the end of the war.  It is in the OR and is 8 pages long.  The letter was purportedly an outline of court martial charges that Davis was preparing against Johnston, but the end of the war kept it from being undertaken.  Davis gives a very convincing argument against Johnston, and if nothing else, it explains why Davis hated Johnston-the army commander-so much.

If the link doesn't work, go to the OR, Series 1, Vol. 47 (Part II) Pages 1304-1311

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?root=%2Fmoa%2Fwaro%2Fwaro0099%2F&tif=01306.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DANU4519-0099&coll=moa&frames=1&view=50

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