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Civil War Soldiers - Johnston

General, C. S. A., May 30, 1861.

Commands. September 10, 1861, assigned to the command of Department No. 2, embracing the territory of the States of Tennessee and Arkansas, all that part of the State of Mississippi west of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad and the Great Northern and Central Railroad, and the military operations in the States of Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas, and the Indian Territory west of Missouri and Arkansas. Commanding the Army of the Mississippi at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on the 6th of April, 1862, where he was killed.

Johnston, Albert Sidney, born in Kentucky, appointed from Louisiana cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1822; graduated eighth in a class of forty-one.
Brevet second lieutenant, Second Infantry, July 1, 1826.
Second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, July 1, 1826.
Regimental adjutant, September 14, 1828, to September 7, 1832;
resigned May 30, 1834.
Colonel, First Texas Rifles, July 8, to August 24, 1846.
Major and paymaster general, October 31, 1849.
Colonel, Second Cavalry, March 3, 1855.
Brevet brigadier general, November 18, 1857, for meritorious conduct in the ability, zeal, and energy and prudence displayed by him in command of the army in Utah.
Resigned May 3, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
JOHNSTON, JOS. E., Virginia.
Major general, Virginia State forces, April 26, 1861.
Brigadier general, C. S. A., May 14, 1861.
General, C. S. A., August 13, 1861 (under act of Confederate Congress, approved May 16, 1861), and to rank from July 4, 1861.
Died March 29, 1891.

Assigned to command of Virginia State forces in and around Richmond, April 26, 1861. Assigned to command at Harper's Ferry on May 15, 1861, and assumed command May 24, 1861. Assumed command at Manassas, Va., July 20, 1861. Department of Northern Virginia organized October 22, 1861. April 15, 1862, command extended to include Norfolk and the Peninsula, and in command of the troops on Peninsula. November 24, 1862, commanding Department of the West, including the commands of Generals Bragg, Kirby Smith and Pemberton. March 9, 1863, ordered to the command of General Bragg's army. May 9, 1863, commanding Department of Mississippi. December 18, 1863, assigned to the command of the Army of Tennessee. Removed from that command July 17, 1864. Assigned to command of the Army of Tennessee, February 23, 1865, in North Carolina, and of all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Surrendered his army to Major General W. T. Sherman, U. S. Army, by military convention entered into and signed April 26, 1865.

Johnston, Joseph Eccleston, born in Virginia, appointed from Virginia cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1825; graduated thirteenth in a class of forty-six.
Brevet second lieutenant and second lieutenant, Fourth Artillery, July 1, 1829.
First lieutenant, July 31, 1836.
Resigned May 31, 1837.
First lieutenant, topographical engineers, July 7, 1838.
Captain, September 21, 1846.
Lieutenant colonel, Voltigeurs, April 9, 1847, to August 28, 1848.
Lieutenant colonel, First Cavalry, March 3, 1855.
Brigade quartermaster general, June 28, 1860.
Brevet captain, July 7, 1838, for gallantry on several occasions in the war against the Florida Indians.
Major and colonel, April 12, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Cerra Gordo, Mexico, where he was severely wounded under the enemy's work while on reconnoitring duty.
Lieutenant colonel, September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Chapultepec, Mexico.
Resigned April 22, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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