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 (jŏn′stən), Albert Sidney 1803-1862.
American Confederate general in the Civil War. He was defeated by Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh (1862).


, Joseph Eggleston 1807-1891.
American Confederate general in the Civil War who surrendered to William Tecumseh Sherman in 1865.
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(ˈdʒɒn stən, -sən)

1. Albert Sidney, 1803–62, Confederate general.
2. Joseph Eggleston, 1807–91, Confederate general.
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Noun1.Johnston - Confederate general in the American Civil WarJohnston - Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
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"The rabble by shouting and noise having increased their numbers to several thousands, they began with Sir Patrick Johnston, who was one of the treaters, and the year before had been Lord Provost.
Johnston, cast me up a rope, even as you did at Maupertuis in the war time."
In Johnston's Physical Atlas, the average rate of the several Atlantic currents is 33 miles per diem (some currents running at the rate of 60 miles per diem); on this average, the seeds of 14/100 plants belonging to one country might be floated across 924 miles of sea to another country; and when stranded, if blown to a favourable spot by an inland gale, they would germinate.
So rapidly did he gain the esteem of his new companions, that when they reached the end of their wanderings, it was unanimously agreed that he should be provided with as large and as fertile a tract of land as any of the settlers, with the exception of Young himself, and of Stangerson, Kemball, Johnston, and Drebber, who were the four principal Elders.
She suspected the children were living in inferior conditions from the Johnstons and their two offspring.
Johnstons memory may be made to: VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
The Johnstons needed tools to care for their 125 acres and ways to make the land pay taxes and other ownership costs.
As a potter, Randy Johnston has made both exploration and tradition integral parts of his long creative career.
Hayley Johnston, 44, is already serving five-and-a-half years for an earlier bid to have Rosalynd Johnston killed.
Newspaper magnate Freddie Johnston has hit the headlines with record results.