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Edward Johnson

Date of Birth:      April 16, 1816
Hometown:         Salisbury, VA
Education:           West Point, 1838
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     March 2, 1873
Place of Death:    Richmond, VA
Buried At:           Richmond, VA

Major Battles:        Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Nashville

Interesting Fact(s):    Johnson, nicknamed, "Old Allegheny," graduated from West Point in 1838.  He would be brevetted twice during the Mexican War, and was given a sword by the state of Virginia, for his actions there.  After the firing on Sumter, Johnson would resign his U.S. Army commission and be appointed colonel of the 12th Georgia Infantry.  Appointed brigadier general, in late 1861, he would lead a brigade in Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, where he would be severely injured.  Promoted major general, in February 1863, Johnson would lead Stonewall Jackson's old division, at Gettysburg, and during U.S. Grant's Overland Campaign.  He, along with most of his division, would be captured defending the "mule shoe" salient at Spotsylvania Court House.  Upon being exchanged, he would lead a division of Stephen D. Lee's corps in John B. Hood's Tennessee campaign.  He would be captured during the Battle of Nashville, and would not be released until the cessation of hostilities.  He would farm, in Chesterfield County, VA until his death in 1873.

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