Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807 - 1891) MP

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Birthplace: Cherry Grove, his father's plantation, Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Cause of death: pneumonia contracted standing hatless during Sherman's funeral
Managed by: Walter G. Ashworth
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About Joseph Eggleston Johnston

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Johnston

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 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, like Lee, never forgot the magnanimity of the man to whom he surrendered, and would not allow an unkind word to be said about Sherman in his presence. When Sherman died, Johnston served as a pallbearer at his funeral; during the procession in New York City on February 19, 1891, he kept his hat off as a sign of respect in the cold, rainy weather. Someone had some concern for the old general's health and asked him to put on his hat, to which Johnston replied "If I were in his place and he standing here in mine, he would not put on his hat." He caught pneumonia and died several weeks later. He was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Posted by: Walter G. Ashworth • 13th cousin 4x removed

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Gen Joseph E. Johnston (CSA) US Congress's Timeline

1807
February 3, 1807
Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
1845
July 10, 1845
Age 38
Cherry Grove, Longwood, Prince Edward County, Virginia
1851
1851
Age 43
Reedy, Roane County, VA
1891
March 21, 1891
Age 84
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States