General Joseph E. Johnston

General Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891)

“The revolution begun was justified by the maxims so often repeated by Americans, that free government is founded on the consent of the governed, and that every community strong enough to establish and maintain its independence has a right to assert it.”

  • From Joseph E. Johnston’s Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War (chapter 1). Johnston was a general for the Confederate States of America during the U.S. Civil War. He spent much of his time in the war trying to defend the south against the Union General, W. T. Sherman.


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