I. Joseph E. Johnston
Brief summary of Johnston's military career — judgments of his generalship — his ill-luck — in wounds — in being always too late — Davis a prominent element in Johnston's ill-luck — Johnston's character a prominent element — rashness, producing wounds — the quarrel with Davis — Davis's faulty attitude — Johnston's — his free criticism — his animosity to Davis's favorites — to Davis himself — restraint on both sides during war — bitterness on both sides afterwards — Johnston's book condemns him — admirable and charming elements of his character — his courage — frankness — honesty — simplicity — freedom from ambition — affection for friends and family — devotion of his officers to him — of the country — of his soldiers — two quotations summing up Johnston's character.
II. J. E. B. Stuart
Stuart's fighting disposition — his early career — capture of John Brown — Stuart's indifference to danger — his mens' trust in him — his comradeship with them — his care for them — his discipline — more than a mere sworder — his self-control — his foresight and calculation — should Lee have given him Jackson's place? — his joy in battle — infectiousness of this — his unfailing spirits — his vanity — love of display — shows in his writing — his laughter — his love of song — and dance — and women — their admiration for him — yet his purity — and temperance — and religion — thorough humanness of his quarrel with Trimble — fortunate in his death.
III. James Longstreet
Dutch characteristics of character and appearance — fighting qualities — coolness — a marked trait, self-confidence — shows in relations with Lee — their mutual affection — but