Here it is the weekend, and as promised I’m posting more reports. This time: Confederate reports. You may have noticed that so far, most of my biographies and report postings have been of Yankees. Partly this is due to the random choice of where to start. It’s also due to the fact that I’m an unreconstructed Union man. There – I’ve said it.
You’ll notice that Joe Johnston’s report posted yesterday is the longest one I’ve put up so far. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet – just wait ‘til you get a load of Beauregard’s opus!
Read all the way through the Johnston post and you’ll come across early evidence of the cantankerous, perhaps petty nature of the Confederate president, and of the bad blood that existed between him and Johnston.
I found a number of errors in the text that were a result of the scanning process used to produce my OR DVD. (Though not made by them anymore, I’ll refer to my version as the Guild Press version – I think it’s now Oliver Computing. You can get your own here.) I corrected the errors as I found them using my hardcopy volume, but I may have missed some. If you run across any errors in any of the ORs or correspondence on this site, use the comments feature to let me know.
I’ll put up two or three more Confederate ORs today and tomorrow. If you haven’t been here for a week or more, there were a lot of posts made in the past few days in addition to Johnston’s OR, so exercise those fingers and scroll down!