Albert Sidney Johnston was commander of the Confederacy’s western army. In April of 1862, Johnston launched a massive surprise attack against Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. Johnston was in full command and everywhere on the field of battle before being shot behind his right knee. Not thinking the wound was bad, or possibly never having felt the shot, he sent his physician to attend to wounded Union soldiers, who had been captured. The bullet had cut the artery in his leg and Johnston bled to death within a few minutes. Because of the location of the wound, it is probable that Johnston was accidentally shot by his own men. Johnston was the highest-ranking casualty of the war for either side, and his death was a blow to the Confederacy.
This Albert Sidney Johnston mug is part of our Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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