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.