The Personality of General Lloyd
The next in order is General Lloyd Tilghman, perhaps you have seen him. He is a "dashing fellow", bold, fearless, energetic, cultivated and determined. Stands erect is quite handsome, sparkling black eyes and is by no means destitute of his full share of self esteem. True and kind to his friends, intolerant and vindictive towards those who do not choose to applaud all his acts and court his smiles. He displayed good sense in saving his garrison at Fort Henry and surrendered himself a prisoner.
Col. N. C. Lockhart,
from the diary of Colonel Randal McGavock, 10th Tennessee Infantry.
September 30, 1862
Left Jackson this morning in company with
Gen. Tilghman and others for Clinton. Went out to my camp about 10 oc.
General T. mad speeches to three Regiments encamped here. The burden of
his remarks to my Reg. was in regard to their reorganization. He said that
ewe had some good officers, but many very bad ones - and recommended some
October 2, 1862
Today the companies in the 10th Tennessee Regt. were re-organized and I think the organization better than ever before. None of the gentlemen that Gen. Tilghman recommended received a single vote. Two young gentlemen that I recommended were made lieutenants without opposition.
October 4, 1862
Had an interview with Gen. Tilghman this morning - and he expressed great dissatisfaction because my Rg. Did not elect any of his Ky friends. I have come to the conclusion after mature deliberations that he is a humbug.
Col Randal McGavock, 10th Tennessee Irish
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