Preceded by. Gilbert Carlton Walker. Succeeded by. George D. Wise. Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was an American career army officer, serving with distinction in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848) and the Seminole Wars.
Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891) was a U.S. military officer who served as a Confederate general during the Civil War (1861-65). A veteran of the Mexican-American War (1846-48), Johnston entered...
Joseph E. Johnston, (born February 3, 1807, near Farmville, Virginia, U.S.—died March 21, 1891, Washington, D.C.), Confederate general who never suffered a direct defeat during the American Civil War (1861–65). His military effectiveness, though, was hindered by a long-standing feud with Jefferson Davis.
Joseph E. Johnston. Title General. War & Affiliation Civil War / Confederate. Date of Birth - Death February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891. Joseph Eggleston Johnston was born in Farmville, Virginia in 1807. He attended and graduated from West Point in 1829 ranked 13th of 46 cadets, and was then appointed to second lieutenant in the 4th U.S ...
Joseph Eggleston Johnston was born February 3, 1807, near Farmville, VA. The son of Judge Peter Johnston and his wife Mary, he was named for Major Joseph Eggleston, his father's commanding officer during the American Revolution. Johnston was also related to Governor Patrick Henry through his mother's family.
Biography of Joseph Johnston, a Confederate military leader during the American Civil War, who received both criticism and praise for his defensive tactics during the Peninsula and Atlanta Campaigns.
Joseph E. Johnston was a veteran of the Mexican War (1846–1848), quartermaster general of the United States Army, a Confederate general during the American Civil War (1861–1865), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1879–1881), and a U.S. railroad commissioner in the first administration of U.S. president Grover Cleveland (1885–1889).