Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A., Corps of Topogr. Engin. U.S.A.

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Title:Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A., Corps of Topogr. Engin. U.S.A.

Portrait of Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891). When Johnston's native state of Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, Johnston resigned his commission as a brigadier general in the regular army, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to do so. He was one of the most senior general officers in the Confederate States Army during the United States Civil War. After the war Johnston spent time in politics and the railroad industry and was appointed commissioner of railroads in the administration of United States President Grover Cleveland.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.88

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Confederate | Generals--Confederate States of America | Generals | Military officers | United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers | Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

4.25 x 6.5 in. b&w cabinet card. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.88 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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