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    Joseph E. Johnston Autograph Letter Signed "J. E. Johnston." One page, 4.5" x 7", Dalton [Georgia], February 19, 1864. In full: "Dear General, I understand that you have a publication by congress of a part of the correspondence between the War dept. & myself. Will you oblige me by lending it for a few minutes? I will not keep it half an hour." Staining at the left edge does not affect the text which remains bold.

    Johnston had been appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee by President Jefferson Davis just two months earlier. His army remained (for the most part) at Dalton until Sherman began his Atlanta Campaign on May 4, 1864. Johnston's army met the advancing Federals near Dalton and evacuated the town on May 13, whereby he began his retreat toward Atlanta.


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    April, 2014
    3rd Thursday
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