CDV OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON

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Carte de visite photograph appears to be of a portrait Johnston in uniform. Waist up view wearing double-breasted frock with collar insignia visible. Image is clear with very good contrast. Mount shows light stains at the bottom edge where "Gen. A. S. Johnson, C.S.A." is printed. No photographer's backmark.

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) served as a general in three different armies: the Texian Army, the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army. He saw extensive combat during his 34-year military career, fighting actions in the Black Hawk War, the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican–American War, the Utah War, and the American Civil War.

Considered by Confederate States President Jefferson Davis to be the finest general officer in the Confederacy before the later emergence of Robert E. Lee, he was killed early in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862. Johnston was the highest-ranking Confederate officer killed during the entire war. Davis believed the loss of General Johnston "was the turning point of our fate."

He was unrelated to Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.

Johnston was initially buried in New Orleans. In 1866, a joint resolution of the Texas Legislature was passed to have his body moved and reinterred at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. The re-interment occurred in 1867. Forty years later, the state appointed Elisabet Ney to design a monument and sculpture of him to be erected at the grave site, and installed in 1905.  [jet] [ph:L]

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