Summary

Johnson became the 17th president of the United States upon Lincoln's death. During his presidency, Johnson led Reconstruction and faced an impeachment trial.

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Brigadier General 2
Birth:
29 Dec 1808 3
Raleigh, North Carolina 4
Death:
04 Mar 1875 5
Elizabethton, Tennessee 6
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Full Name:
Andrew Johnson 4
Birth:
29 Dec 1808 2
Raleigh, North Carolina 2
Male 2
Death:
04 Mar 1875 3
Elizabethton, Tennessee 3
Cause: Stroke 3
Burial:
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee 1
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Birth:
Mother: Mary McDonough 2
Father: Jacob Johnson 2
Marriage:
Eliza McCardle 5
1827 5
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General 1
Service Start Date:
1862 1
Service End Date:
1865 1
Position:
Military governor of Tennessee 1
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Employment:
Position: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee 1
Start Date: 04 Mar 1843 1
End Date: 03 Mar 1853 1
Employment:
Position: 15th Governor of Tennessee 1
Start Date: 17 Oct 1853 1
End Date: 03 Nov 1857 1
Employment:
Position: Military Governor of Tennessee 4
Start Date: 12 Mar 1862 4
End Date: 04 Mar 1865 4
Employment:
Position: United States Senator from Tennessee 4
Start Date: 04 Mar 1875 4
End Date: 31 Jul 1875 4
Employment:
Position: 16th Vice President of the United States 1
Start Date: 04 Mar 1865 1
End Date: 15 Apr 1865 1
Employment:
Position: 17th President of the United States 5
Start Date: 15 Apr 1865 5
End Date: 04 Mar 1869 5

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Announces end of the Civil War

Washington DC

On 20 August 1866, President Johnson officially declared the end of the Civil War upon the cessation of "insurrection" in Texas. His Proclamation 157 reads in part:

“Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the State of Texas is at an end and is to be henceforth so regarded in that State as in the other States before named in which the said insurrection was proclaimed to be at an end by the aforesaid proclamation of the 2d day of April, 1866.

And I do further proclaim that the said insurrection is at an end and that peace, order, tranquillity, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of August, A.D. 1866, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-first.”

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