“I know that Mr. Davis thinks he can do a great many things other men would hesitate to attempt. For instance, he tried to do what God failed to do. He tried to make a soldier of Braxton Bragg, and you know the result. It couldn’t be done.”
-Joseph E. Johnston, commander of the Army of Tennesee, just a few days before he was replaced by John Bell Hood by Jefferson Davis, mid July 1864.