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CDV of General Joseph E. Johnston
Item #: DROL791
War-date carte de visite of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston. Printed on back "Gen. Joe Johnson” Nice image in his Federal uniform. Fine condition. Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891) was a career U.S. Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was also one of the most senior general officers in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Johnston was trained as a civil engineer at the U.S. Military Academy. He served in Florida, Texas, and Kansas, and fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War and by 1860 achieved the rank of brigadier general as Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army. When his native state of Virginia seceded from the Union, Johnston resigned his commission, the highest-ranking officer to join the Confederacy. To his dismay, however, he was appointed only the fourth ranking full general in the Confederate Army. Very nice image with the Brady Studios backmark.
Your Price $150.00 USD
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