Joseph E. Johnston

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Joseph E. Johnston
Johnston in uniform, c. 1862
Birth nameJoseph Eggleston Johnston
Born(1807-02-03)February 3, 1807
Farmville, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMarch 21, 1891(1891-03-21) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Buried atGreen Mount Cemetery,
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Years of service
  • 1829–1861 (USA)
  • 1861–1865 (CSA)
Commands held

Joseph E. Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a Confederate army general. He fought in the American Civil War. He was born in Virginia in 1807. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1829. He fought in the Second Seminole War and Mexican-American War.

When the Civil War started, Johnston resigned from the U.S. army and joined the Confederate army. He was the second commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.[1] He was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines. He commanded the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign. He was fired in July 1864. He was then placed back in command of the Army of Tennessee in March 1865. He commanded the army during the Battle of Benonville. He surrendered his army in April 1865. He died in 1891 in Washington, D.C.

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  1. "Army Of Northern Virginia". HistoryNet. Retrieved 12 July 2016.