Foote: "I have always believed that the Civil War produced two bonafide heroes, your grandfather and Abraham Lincoln."And the other story related by Shelby during the documentary is, in my mind, the best story of the thousands of stories to come out of that war. Foote said that;
Forrrest's granddaughter: "Well, you know, Mr. Foote, my family never did think too much of Mr. Lincoln."
When William Tecumseh Sherman died in New York, the aged General Joseph E. Johnston, commander of the army that faced Sherman through most of his march to Atlanta and then again during his march through South Carolina, insisted on traveling to New York city for his old foe's funeral.Linked, sadly, to: Betsy's Page, PoliPundit, The Newest Industry, Roscoe's Blog, Have Coffee Will Write, ypsi-dixit, Garfield Ridge, The Methodist Democrat, Orbis Quintus, The Jump Blog, GOP Vixen, ...and so I blog., Legal XXX, John Gushue, J. Mark Bertrand, Done With Mirrors, Collected Miscellany, The American Mind, IddyBud, Babalu Blog, Slublog, Tracy Sprayberry, A Voice From Eden, OTB, A Large Regular, Cynical-C Blog, Vy Blog, Incite, Cold Spring Shops, A Certain Slant of Light, Obiter Dictum, Prof. Bainbridge
Upon his arrival, when it was realized who he was, he was asked to be an honorary pallbearer and he immediately agreed. It was a cold day in February with an icy rain falling but Johnston stood with bare head. One of his aides said to him, "General, don't you think you had better put your hat on?" General Johnston replied, "I knew that man Sherman, and if he were in my place and I were in his place, he would not put on his hat."
General Johnston died 7 days later of pneumonia.