Johnston Albert Sidney
Johnston, Albert Sidney, born in Kentucky, U.S.A., in 1803, was educated at the West Point Military College, and after serving for some years in the United States Army went to Texas, enlisted as a private, and rose in a few months to the chief command. From 1840 to 1846 he farmed land as a simple citizen, but in the latter year took part in the Mexican War. He next received a major's commission from the United States Government, and in 1857 was entrusted with the expedition to Utah. Superseded later on for his Secessionist views, he accepted a command in the Confederate Army, and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862.