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Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston

 
 
Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston Marker
Inscription. Born in Prince Edward Co. on 3 Feb. 1807, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, the son of Judge Peter Johnston, moved a mile north of here with his family in 1811. He attended Abingdon Male Academy and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1829 with fellow Virginian Robert E. Lee. During the Civil War, he was the only officer to command both of the major Confederate armies, the Army of the Potomac (later Army of Northern Virginia) in 1861-62 and the Army of Tennessee in 1863-65; he surrendered at present-day Durham, N.C., on 26 Apr. 1865. He died on 21 March 1891 in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
 
Erected 2002 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-50.)
 
Location. 36° 42.57′ N, 81° 58.674′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of Wall Street South, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Main Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abingdon in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Abingdon (about
Wide view of the Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
2. Wide view of the Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston Marker
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martha Washington College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barter Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Female Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor David Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor John B. Floyd (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia Virginia: Joseph E. Johnston (1807–1891). (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Grave marker of Gen Joseph E. Johnston image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
3. Grave marker of Gen Joseph E. Johnston
Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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