Johnston General Joseph Eccleston
Johnston, General Joseph Eccleston, was born in Virginia, U.S.A., in 1807, and graduated at West Point. Entering the army, he had attained the position of Quartermaster-General when in 1861 the Civil War broke out. He resigned and joined the Confederates, receiving command of all the forces in Virginia, and was severely wounded at Fair Oaks. In 1863-4 he was employed in a vain effort to check Sherman's advance, but after Lee's surrender was forced to capitulate. Until 1885 he disappeared from public life, but was then appointed by President Cleveland to a Comraissioncrship of Railways. He published, in 1874. a record of his military life.