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Bushrod Johnson

Born: Oct 7, 1817

Death: Sep 12, 1880

Birthplace: Belmont County

Nationality: United States

Bushrod Johnson

Date of Birth : Oct 7, 1817
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1880
Birth Place : Belmont County

Bushrod Rust Johnson was one of the few Northern-born Confederate generals in the American Civil War. As a university professor, he had been active in the state militias of Kentucky and Tennessee, and on the outbreak of hostilities, he sided with the South. As a divisional commander, he managed to evade capture at Fort Donelson, but was wounded at Shiloh. He served under Lee throughout the 10-month siege of Petersburg, surrendering with him at Appomattox.

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