Joseph Johnston

 

Bio:

Born: February 3, 1807 in Farmville, Virginia

Died: March 21, 1891 in Washington D.C

Political Party: Democrat

Religion: Unknown or None

Wife: Lydia McLane

Allegiance: United States (USA) Confederate States of America (CSA)

Highest Rank: General (CSA)

Other: Served as a Democratic Congressman after the war.

Involvement in the Civil War:

Just like most generals during the Civil War Johnston had also served during the Mexican-American War. Johnston resigned his command of Brigadier General in the U.S Army after his states (Virginia) had seceded from the Union. He was initially given the offer of Major General in the Virginia militia, but was then given the command of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Johnston would go on to fight, and win at the First Battle of Bull Run at the start of the War. In august that year he was promoted to full general. Johnston went on to command at several battles in the Eastern Theater, he was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines and General Robert E. Lee took command at this point. Johnston soon recovered and was given command of the Army of Tennessee and commanded in multiple battles across the Western Theater. Joseph Johnston stayed in command throughout the whole war despite being injured, and in April 1865, Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee to the Union.

Engagements (Civil War):

- First Battle of Bull Run

- Peninsula Campaign

- Vicksburg Campaign

- Atlanta Campaign

- Battle of Bentonville

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