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Major P.P. Johnston, CSA

 
 
Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker (side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker (side A)
Inscription.  Home of Major Philip Preston Johnston, CSA. He served under J.E.B. Stuart in Major John Pelham’s Horse Artillery. Born in Shiloh, Va. in 1840. After the war, he moved to Fayette County and read law under Colonel W.C.P. Breckinridge. In 1868, Johnston graduated from Transylvania University with a law degree.

In 1870, he married Sallie Chiles, descendant of Joseph Rogers who settled at Bryan’s Station, 1782. He served in both houses of Ky. legislature and was appointed adj. gen. during the Tobacco Wars. He bred fine trotters & Thoroughbred horses and was president of the National Trotting Association from 1888-1916. Major Johnston died in 1925 and is buried on this farm.
 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society • Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2430.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 38° 5.374′ N, 84° 
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24.548′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Johnston Road (State Highway 3367) half a mile south of Peter Pan Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Johnston Rd, Lexington KY 40516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan Station Memorial (approx. one mile away); Bryan's Station (approx. one mile away); Joyland Park Paris Pike (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lexington (approx. 2.3 miles away); Maddoxtown (approx. 3½ miles away); Glengarry Field-Cool Meadow / Fasig-Tipton Since 1898 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Coldstream Farm (approx. 4.3 miles away); Loudoun House (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Regarding Major P.P. Johnston, CSA. According to the Kentucky Historical Society:
Philip Preston Johnston was appointed adjutant general of Kentucky by Governor A.E. Willson in 1907, and served in that capacity for four years. Johnston was a former Confederate soldier but, unlike [earlier adjutant general Joseph Preyer] Nuckols, chose to adhere to the federal regulations when purchasing his full dress uniform. Johnston would take the initial steps to bring the Kentucky State Guard into compliance with the "Dick Law" and it was under his administration that the foundation of
Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker (side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker (side B)
the new Kentucky National Guard would be laid. However, Kentucky did not fully conform to the new federal regulations until a full year following the completion of Johnston's administration.
 
Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
3. Major P.P. Johnston, CSA Marker
Philip Preston Johnston, Sr. image. Click for full size.
From William E. Mickle, Well Known Confederate Veterans and Their War Records (1907) (Public Domain)
4. Philip Preston Johnston, Sr.
Home of Maj. Philip Preston Johnston image. Click for full size.
Unknown via University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center (Public Domain)
5. Home of Maj. Philip Preston Johnston
The main house on his farm, called Johnston's Woods at Bryan Station, is shown in this undated photograph. It is from the Preston-Johnston Family Photographs Collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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