GEN Joseph Eggleston Johnston

GEN Joseph Eggleston Johnston

Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Mar 1891 (aged 84)
Washington City, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Area VV, Lot 28-30
Memorial ID 4846 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate General. 4th Highest Ranking General in the Confederate Army. Commanded Confederate forces in Northern Virginia until his wounding at the Battle of Seven Pines (May 30, 1862), which made Gen. Robert E. Lee commander. Later commanded CSA forces in Tennessee, and surrendered his troops to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in North Carolina. He died of pneumonia after catching a cold while serving as a pall bearer in General Sherman's funeral in 1891. Prior to the Civil War he was a Brigadier General and the Quartermaster General of the United States Army. Like his West Point classmate, General Robert E. Lee, Johnston was a career military man who entered the Confederate States of America Army only after his home state, Virginia, seceded from the Union.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Son of Judge Peter and Mary Johnston, of Virginia.
Brigadier General U.S.A.,
General C.S.A.



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