Life of Joseph E. Johnston

  • Birth

    Joseph enters the world in Farmville, Virginia.
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    Life of Joseph E. Johnston

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    Service in Mexican-American War**

    Joseph e. Johnston serves in the Mexican-American War.
  • Resignation

    Joseph Eggleston Johnston resigns from his position of quartermaster general in the national army of the United States after almost a year of service with the staff rank of brigadier general.
  • Brigadier General of Confederate Army

    Johnston is made a brigadier general in the Confederate Army.
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    Commander of the Army of the Shenandoah

    Sherman is commander of the Confederate Army of the Shenandoah.
  • General of the CSA

    Johnston is appointed as a general of the Confederate States Army.
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    Johnston attacks soldiers under Union Gen. McClellan to defend Richmond in the Battle of Seven Pines. The battle ended in a draw. However, McClellan was stopped from capturing Richmond.
  • Replacement

    Confederate president Jefferson Davis removes Johnston from his post and appoints Gen. John Bell Hood to replace him.
  • Surrender

    Johnston surrenders to Sherman after the Atlanta Campaign, with 90,000 troops under his command.
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    Congressional Representative

    Johnston serves in the U. S. House of Representatives for one term.
  • Railroad Commissioner

    During the presidency of Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), Johnston is appointed a railroad commissioner.
  • Pallbearer for Sherman

    Johnston serves as a pallbearer at the funeral of Union Gen. William T. Sherman, his former opponent.
  • Death

    Johnston dies of a cold.