General Albert Sidney JOHNSTON
Born February 2 1803, Washington KY
Died April 6 1862, Pittsburg Landing TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Black Hawk war, Mexican War, fought for Texas independence, Col. of US 2nd Cavalry, Utah expedition, commanded Dept of the Pacific, resigned April 1861.
War Service August 1861 full General in command of Confederate Dept No 2, had insufficient troops to hold a very large area, concentrated his army at Corinth, Shiloh (mw).
Notes A close friend of President Davis. It's thought that as a result of an old injury, he had loss of feeling in his leg and this contributed to his bleeding to death at Shiloh.
Johnston, William Preston The life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, embracing his services in the armies of the United States, the republic of Texas, and the Confederate States New York, D. Appleton 1879
Roland, Charles Pierce Albert Sidney Johnston, soldier of three republics Austin, University of Texas Press 1964