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Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson



Born: April 16, 1816

Midlothian, VA

Died: February 2, 1873

Richmond, VA



West Point: 1838

Brevet 2nd Lieut: 1838

1st Lieut: 1839

Resigned U.S. Army: 1861

Colonel C.S.A.:July 2, 1861

Brig. Gen.: December13, 1861

Maj. Gen.: 1863

1838: West Point Graduate - Brevet 2nd Lieut. in 6th US Infantry

Seminole Wars

1846-1848: Mexican American War

March 9-29, 1847: Siege of Veracruz

April 18, 1847: Battle of Cerro Gordo

August 20, 1847: Battle of Churubusco

September 8, 1847: Battle of Molino del Rey

September 13, 1847: Battle of Chapultepec

Received Brevet Captain and Major for his actions during the war

Western Frontier: Serving in Dakota Territory, California, Kansas and on Utah Expedition

1861: Resigned U.S. Army

July 2, 1861: Colonel in the 12th Georgia

October 3, 1861: Battle of Greenbrier, WV

December 13, 1861: Battle of Camp Allegheny - Promoted to Brig Gen.

Winter of 1861/1862: Cooperated with Stonewall Jackson in the early stages of Jackson's Valley Campaign

May 8, 1862: Battle of McDowell - Severely wounded - Returned to Richmond to convalescence

May 1863: After Stonewall Jackson's death, promoted to major General. Received command of the Stonewall Division

June 15, 1863: Second Battle of Winchester

July 1-3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg

Attacked Culp's Hill on the 2nd and 3rd suffering heavy casualties

Nov 7 - Dec 2, 1863: Mine Run Campaign

May - June, 1864: Overland Campaign

May 12, 1864: Battle of Spotsylvania - Captured at the Bloody Angle with most of his command

August 3, 1864: Exchanged and was sent west to Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army

December 16, 1864: Captured during the Battle of Nashville

Moved to Old Capital Prison at end of the war and was accused in the conspiracy to assassinate Pres. Lincoln

July 22, 1865: Paroled as the accusations didn't bear fruit

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 437-438

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 158-159

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