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GENERAL : Lieutenant-Colonel Maury reported to me this morning as A. A. G., being assigned to that place by General Lee. I had already selected Major Rhett for the position in question, who had entered upon its duties, and can admit the power of no officer of the Army to annul my order on the subject nor can I admit the claim of any officer to the command of ( the forces? being myself the ranking General of the Confederate Army* " Let me add that I have a high opinion of Lieutenant-Colonel Maury as an officer, and warm personal regard for him.
Your obedient servant,
JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,
General C. S. A
- General Johnston
- Jefferson Davis: ex-President of the Confederate States of America; (1890), Davis, Varina