Joseph E. Johnston

Joseph Johnston
Portrait of Joseph E. Johnston

5th President of the Confederate States
February 18, 1885 - February 18, 1891

Predecessor: James Longstreet
Successor: Simon Bolivar Buckner
Vice President: Augustus H. Garland

Member of the C.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 3rd congressional district
March 3, 1879 - March 4, 1881

Predecessor: Gilbert Carlton Walker
Successor: George D. Wise
Born: February 3, 1807
Farmville, Virginia
Died: March 21, 1891
Richmond, Virginia
Political Party: Democrat

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) 5th President of the Confederate States. He 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 War for Southern Independence.

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