He tried to do what God failed to do . . .

“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.

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