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Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston




Born: February 2, 1803

Washington, Kentucky






Died: April 6, 1862

Battle of Shiloh

West Point: June 1826

2nd Lieutenant: June 1826

Resigned US Army: 1834

Private - Texas Army: April 1834

Major - Texas Army: May 1834

Adj. Gen. Texas Army: Aug. 5, 1836

Brig. Gen. - Texas Army: Jan. 31, 1837

Resigned Texas Army: Feb. 1840

Major, USA: December 1849

Colonel, USA: 1855

Brig. Gen. USA: 1857

Resigned USA: May 6, 1861

General, CSA: May 30, 1861

June 1826: West Point Graduate - 8th in class of 41

1832: Served in Black Hawk War as Chief of Staff to BGen. Henry Atkinson

1834: Resigned commission to be with his dying wife

April 1834: Private in Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence

May 1834: Promoted to Major and aide-de-camp to General Houston

August 5, 1836: Adjutant General in Republic of Texas Army

January 31, 1837: Senior Brigadier General of the Texas Army

December 22, 1838: Appointed Secretary of War in the Republic of Texas

February 1840: Resigned as Secretary of War

Colonel - 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers

December 1849: Appointed Major USA as paymaster

1855: Appointed Colonel of new 2nd U. S. Cavalry

1857: Brevet promotion to Brigadier General

December 21, 1860: Commander, Department of the Pacific

1861: Resigned his commission when he heard Texas had seceded from the Union

May 6, 1861: Resignation accepted by U. S. Army

September 1, 1861: Reached Richmond Virginia

May 30, 1861: Appointed full Confederate General and commander of the Western Department

Created the Army of the Mississippi

April 6, 1862: Mortally wounded at the battle of Shiloh 

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1959. p 440

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 159-160.

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