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Joseph Johnston

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Bull Run
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William T. Sherman
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Atlanta

Definition: former quartermaster general of the U.S. Army and Confederate general in command of the Virginia army at the First Battle of Bull Run. He later tried to relieve the siege at Vicksburg and forced Union General William T. Sherman to chase him to Atlanta.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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Joseph Johnston Biography
Find out the details about the life of this Confederate general.

More on Joe Johnston
Read more about Johnston and his role in the latter stages of the war.

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