"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
Daniel Boone


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

General Albert Sidney Johnston Birthplace- Old Washington,Mason County

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) served as  a General  in three different armies: the Texian (i.e., Republic of Texas) Army, theUnited States Army, and the Confederate States Army. He saw extensive combat during his military career, fighting actions in the Texas War of Independence, the Mexican-American War, the Utah War, and the American Civil War.

Considered by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to be the finest (and the second-highest ranking) general officer in the Confederacy before the emergence of Robert E. Lee, he was killed early in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh and was the highest-ranking officer, Union or Confederate, killed during the entire war.Davis believed the loss of Johnston "was the turning point of our fate".

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