Summary

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) served as a general in three different armies: the Texas Army, the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army. He saw extensive combat during his military career, fighting actions in the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican-American War, the Utah War, and the American Civil War.

Conflict Period:
Mexican-American War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
General 1
Birth:
02 Feb 1803 1
Washington, KY 1
Death:
06 Apr 1862 1
Hardin County, TN 1
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Birth:
02 Feb 1803 1
Washington, KY 1
Male 1
Death:
06 Apr 1862 1
Hardin County, TN 1
Cause: Died during the Battle Of Shiloh 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Texas State Cemetery Austin Travis County Texas, USA Plot: Confederate Field Section 2 Row A Number 13 1
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Birth:
Mother: Abigail Harris Johnston 1
Father: Dr John Johnston 1
Marriage:
Henrietta Preston 1
1829 1
Spouse Death Date: 1836 1
Marriage:
Eliza Griffin Johnston 1
03 Oct 1843 1
Spouse Death Date: 25 Sep 1896 1
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Mexican-American War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
General 1

Mexican-American War 2

Branch:
Army 2
Battles:
Battle of Monterrey, Battle of Buena Vista 3

Other Service 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Brevet Brigadier General 2
Service dates (Texas):
1836–1840 3
Service dates (US Army):
1826–1834; 1846; 1849–1861 3

Civil War (Confederate) 2

Branch:
Confederate Army 2
Rank:
General 2
Service Start Date:
1861 2
Service End Date:
1862 2
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Education:
Institution: US Military Academy 3
Place: West Point, NY 3
To: 1826 3

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The Times-Picayune, 8 Apr 1862, Tue, Page 2

THE DEATH OF ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON.

The Times-Picayune, 8 Apr 1862, Tue, Page 2

Death

Tennessee

Johnston died on 6 April 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh. Johnston was on his horse leading a charge against the Federals when he was shot in the leg (likely by friendly fire). Johnston didn't think the wound was serious, but the bullet had actually nicked an artery and he quickly bled to death. His was the highest-ranking death of the war. 

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