CD63 CSA General Albert Sidney Johnston

CD63 AS Johnston web.jpg
CD63 AS Johnston web.jpg

CD63 CSA General Albert Sidney Johnston

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 An upper bust view of the general with 4 uniform buttons and his left shoulder strap visible. Johnston was reputed as one of the most promising Confederate generals, a West Point graduate of the 1826 class. He served prominently during the Black Hawk and Mexican Wars and led the Utah Expedition against the Mormons in 1857. He resigned his commission when Texas seceded and Jefferson Davis named him General in charge of Confederate Department 2. His early morning assault on the Union Army in Tennessee 6 April 1862 caught the Federals off guard and began the 2 day battle of Shiloh. Later that day near what became known as the “hornet’s nest” Johnston was shot in the right leg and bled to death, a death that according to Patricia Faust proved “a staggering blow to the Confederacy.” This is a very clear image of a middle-aged Johnston in Union uniform; backmark reads “Charles D. Fredericks” of New York.

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