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Albert Sidney Johnston
Albert Sidney Johnston

Albert Sidney Johnston

American Confederate General (1803-1862)

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 April 6, 1862) was a career United States Army officer, a Texas Army general, and a Confederate States general. He saw extensive combat during his military career, fighting actions in the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican American War, the Utah War, as well as the American Civil War.

Considered by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to be the finest general officer in the Confederacy before the emergence of Robert E. Lee, he was killed early in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh and was the highest ranking officer, Union or Confederate, killed during the conflict. Davis believed the loss of Johnston "was the turning point of our fate."

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