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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (J)
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston

Petty considerations over rank and military etiquette and wounds cost the Confederacy, for lengthy periods, the services of one of its most effective, top commanders, Joseph E. Johnston. The Virginia native and West Pointer (1829), rated by many as more capable than Lee, was the highest-ranking regular army officer to resign and join the Confederacy. With the staff rank of brigadier general, he had been the national army's quartermaster general for almost a year when he quit on April 22, 1861. Johnston’s grandfather was born in Scotland and his mother was a niece of Patrick Henry.

A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston
Edited by Bradley T. Johnson, formerly a soldier in the army of Northern Virginia (1891) (pdf)

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