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Albert Sidney Johnston: Jefferson Davis's Greatest General

by Roland, Charles P.
Publisher: McWhiney Foundation Press
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1893114201

As an introduction to Albert Sidney Johnston's ill-fated Civil War record, this monograph covers the general's early organization of Confederate Department Number Two (Western Theater), defeats at Fort Donelson and Fort Henry, and impending death at Shiloh. It closes with an assessment of Johnston's ability as a general and a consideration of whether Shiloh might have been won for the South had Johnston not been killed. Sidebars provide biographical sketches of key Union and Confederate officers mentioned in the text.

review of Albert Sidney Johnston: Jefferson Davis's Greatest General, by Roland, Charles P., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).