Albert Sydney Johnston
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States,
Republic of Texas (1836-1840),
United States (1840-1861),
Confederate States (1861-1862)
Date of Birth: 1803
Date of Death: 1862
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound in combat (American Civil War)
Occupation: Soldier, Revolutionary, Farmer
Spouse: Henrietta Preston (d. 1836),
Eliza Griffin
Children: Seven
Military Branch: United States Army (1826–1834; 1846–1861)
Texian Army (1836–1840)

Army (1861–1862)

Political Office(s): Secretary of War for Republic of Texas,
Military Governor of Utah
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Throughout
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: Army of Tennessee (War of Secession)

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) was a career United States Army officer, a Texas Army general, and a Confederate States Army general. He saw extensive combat during his military career, fighting actions in the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican-American War, the Utah War of 1857 (putting down a Mormon uprising), as well as the American Civil War. He also served a stint as Secretary of War in the short-lived Republic of Texas.

Considered by CS President Jefferson Davis to be the finest general officer in the Confederacy before the emergence of Robert E. Lee, Johnston was killed early in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh and was the highest ranking officer, Union or Confederate, killed during the entire war.

Albert Sidney Johnston in Southern Victory[]

Albert Sidney Johnston joined the Confederate Army, when the War of Secession began in 1861. He was given command of all Confederate forces in the west. Johnston was at the Battle of Shiloh, the war's bloodiest battle, where he was killed in the fighting.

After the war, Johnston went down in Confederate history as a martyr. Statues of Johnston were erected throughout the country, including on the National Square in Richmond.[1] Despite being surrounded by sandbags, that statue was destroyed in 1943, during the last phase of the Second Great War. A nearby statue of George Washington, who was well-regarded by both nations, survived.[2] Workmen hauled the remains of Johnston's statue away for scrap after the war.[3]

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  1. American Front, pg. 30, HC.
  2. In at the Death, pg. 108.
  3. Ibid., pg. 602.
Political offices
Preceded by
Barnard E. Bee, Sr.
Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas
Succeeded by
Branch T. Archer
Military offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Military Governor of Utah
Succeeded by
A Period of Vacancy, then
John Pope