Good (John J.) Papers, 1862, 1 Item

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Cite As:Good (John J.) Papers, 1862, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

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Abstract: Autograph Letter Signed, John J. Good 2p. quarto, Tyler, Texas, August 3, 1862, and reads in part: ...expect to take up the line of march again this evening...General McCulloch has, unsolicited given Mr. Mast a flattering letter to the Secretary of War and I am expecting others from other sources. You and the boys must not expect to see me until I have visited Richmond. Give yourself no uneasiness about my safety. Across the Miss. gun steam ram has scattered the fleet around Vicksburg and the crossing then is safe...Leola Long has just shown me a letter from his son in my old company...stating that the boys are all well in fine spirits and are looking for orders to march to Ky. Sibleys brigade has returned to San Antonio. It was a complete failure. There is no doubt but that Genl Canby with about 20,000 men from Colo., Oregon, and Pikes Peak is at Santa Fe. What his destination is is a matter of conjecture. My impression is it will be the plains of Texas and the only thing that will prevent his immediate march here is the scarcity of forage and subsistence on the route. My friends here particularly Maj. Brown gave me a cordial reception. A better man than Genl H.E. McC[ulloch] is not to be found. He is a strict member of the Methodist church. We attended preaching together this morning... VG. John Jay Good (1827-1882) Was elected to command the Dallas citizens militia group in the Hedgcoxe War of 1852. In 1859 he was appointed an official visitor to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but when war broke out he organized a Confederate artillery unit. He fought with McCullochs brigade and was wounded at Elkhorn. He was then commissioned colonel and appointed presiding judge of the Confederate military courts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. After returning to Texas after the war, he was elected judge of the 16th Judicial Distritct in Dallas, but was removed by General Phil Sheridan as an impediment to Reconstruction.

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