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BG Robert Daniel Johnston

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BG Robert Daniel Johnston

  • Birth 19 Mar 1837 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 1919 Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 10677

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was commissioned Captain of Company K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry. Promoted Colonel in April, 1862, he led the 23rd North Carolina in the Peninsula Campaign and was wounded at Seven Pines. After being wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted Brigadier General in September, 1863. He led a division in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley Campaign and served on detached duty attempting to catch deserters in the fall of 1864. Following the war he resumed legal practice in North Carolina and eventually became a banker in Alabama.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10677
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for BG Robert Daniel Johnston (19 Mar 1837–1 Feb 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10677, citing Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .