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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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as at Jefferson Barracks, where their plain quarters, furniture, and mode of life, are evidenced by their household accounts as well as by tradition. Some cut glass seems to have represented the splendor of their little establishment. They made occasional visits to Mrs. Johnston's mother, at Louisville, and Lieutenant Johnston, writing from that city, October 3, 1830, says, The last two months I have spent pleasantly and quietly in the country, reading, shooting the rifle, etc. On January 5, 1831, his eldest son was born at Louisville, and, immediately afterward, Lieutenant Johnston was obliged to return to Jefferson Barracks. His family rejoined him in May, and remained there until the fall of 1832. In the tranquil flow of these years, he enjoyed the easy routine of a peace establishment, agreeable social intercourse, and the happiness of perfect domestic concord, unbroken except by the two dire episodes of the Black-Hawk War and the cholera plague. Suffice it to say, that t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, William Preston 1831- (search)
Johnston, William Preston 1831- Educator; born in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 5, 1831; son of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston. He graduated at Yale University in 1852, and at the Louisville Law School in the following year, and began practice in Louisville. When the Civil War broke out, he entered the Confederate army as major of the 1st Kentucky Regiment. In 1862 he was appointed by President Davis his aide-de-camp with the rank of colonel. When Lee surrendered Colonel Johnston remained with the President, and was captured with him. After his release he lived a year in Canada and then resumed law practice in Louisville. In 1867, when General Lee was made president of Washington and Lee University, Colonel Johnston was appointed Professor of English History and Literature there, where he remained till 1877. During 1880-83 he was president of the Louisiana State University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge. In 1883, when Tulane University, in New Orleans, was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Preston Johnston. (search)
Revolution. General William Preston, of Kentucky, son of Major Preston, grandson of Colonel Preston, and brother of Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnston, was a brilliant lawyer and dashing soldier. He was minister to Spain when the civil war broke out, resigned, and joined his brother-in-law, General Albert Sidney Johnston, who died in his arms. He rose to the rank of General. William Preston Johnston, eldest son of Albert Sidney and Henrietta Preston Johnston, was born in Louisville, Ky., January 5, 1831. He lost his mother when he was four years of age, and his father shortly afterward cast his fortunes with the young Republic of Texas. He was reared by maternal relations in Louisville, by Mrs. Josephine Rogers, and, after her death, by General William Preston and wife, and he received his earlier education in the schools of that city. Later he attended the academy of S. V. Womack at Shelbyville; Center College, Danville, and the Western Military Institute at Georgetown, Ky. He had