Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
- Craig L. Symonds
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (03 February 1807–21 March 1891), Confederate general, was born near Farmville, Virginia, the son of Peter Johnston, a circuit court judge, and Mary Wood Valentine. He grew to manhood in Abingdon, in the western toe of Virginia, and attended the local private academy. In 1825 he received an appointment to West Point, where he was a classmate of ...