{⋆★⋆} GEN Johnston, Joseph E

Joseph Eggleston Johnston
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Born: February 3, 1807

Birthplace: Longwood House, near Farmville, Virginia

Father: Judge Peter Johnston 1763 – 1831
(Buried: Johnston Cemetery, Abingdon, Virginia)​

Mother: Mary Valentine Wood 1769 – 1825
(Buried: Johnston Cemetery, Abingdon, Virginia)​

Wife: Lydia Mulligan Sims McLane 1822 – 1887
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​

Married: July 10, 1845 in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Children: None

Signature:
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Education:


1829: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (13th in class)​
Studied Civil Engineering​

Occupation before War:

1829: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1829 – 1836: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1836 – 1837: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1836: Aide to Major General Winfield Scott​
1837: Resigned from United States Army on May 31st
1837 – 1838: Civilian Topographic Engineer​
1838 – 1846: 1st Lt. United States Army, Corps of Topographic Engineers​
1846 – 1860: Captain, United States Army, Topographic Engineers​
1848 – 1858: Chief Topographic Engineer, Department of Texas​
1858: Acting Inspector General for the Utah Expedition​
1860 – 1861: Brigadier General, United States Army, Quartermaster Department​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 22nd

Civil War Career:
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1861: Major General of Virginia State Forces​
1861: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1861: Commanding General, Army of the Shenandoah​
1861: Commanding General, Army of the Potomac​
1861 – 1865: General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Commanding General, Department of Northern Virginia​
1862: Wounded in right shoulder and Chest, Battle of Seven Pines​
1862 – 1863: Commander of C.S.A., Department of the West​
1863 – 1864: Commanding General, Army of Tennessee​
1865: Commanding General, Army of Tennessee​
1865: Commanding General, Department of Tennessee and Georgia​
1865: Commanding General, Department of South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia​
1865: Commanding General, Department of North Carolina​
1865: Surrendered at Bennett House near Durham, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1867: President Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad Company​
Agent for Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance in Savannah, Georgia​
1875: Declined Presidency of Arkansas Industrial University
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1876 – 1877: Moved from Savannah, Georgia to Richmond, Virginia​
1879 – 1881: United States Representative from Virginia​
1885 – 1887: United States Commissioner of Railroads​
1887 – 1891: Participated in Veteran Gatherings​
1891: Honorary pallbearer at General Sherman’s Funeral​
1891: Refused to wear his hat at General Sherman’s Funeral​

Died: March 21, 1891

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 84 years old

Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
 
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The "bad blood" between Johnston and Jefferson Davis started with Johnston's being named a full General but behind 3 others. He felt he was Senior to them all. He left the old army as a quartermaster general.
 

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The "bad blood" between Johnston and Jefferson Davis started with Johnston's being named a full General but behind 3 others. He felt he was Senior to them all. He left the old army as a quartermaster general.

In that case, we had two very stubborn and ego driven people, not a good recipe for the top political and military leadership going to war!
 
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