Learning of Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, General Joseph Johnston began surrender talks with Sherman at Bennett Place, NC. After extensive negotiations, Johnston surrendered the nearly 90,000 troops in his departments on April 26. After the surrender, Sherman gave Johnston's starving men ten days' rations, a gesture that the Confederate commander never forgot.

Defender of the Confederacy: General Joseph E. Johnston

General Joseph E. Johnston was a key Confederate leader during the Civil War who commanded armies in both the Eastern and Western Theaters.

LOC 1917. This is a Photograph of soldiers at Camp Joseph E. Johnston.

LOC This is a Photograph of soldiers at Camp Joseph E.

Civil War Confederate Generals | Gen. J.E. Johnston, C.S.A. L he and Sherman would be friends until their deaths a month apart

General Joseph Johnston, he and Sherman would be friends until their deaths a month apart

Telescope of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. Object: Telescope  Acc. : 0985.13.378  This telescope was used by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston during the Civil War. It was probably amongst his equipment when he was severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862. Its subsequent owner loaned the spyglass to the U.S. Navy Department during World War I for use in the "Eyes for the Navy" program. A certificate of thanks was signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston used this telescope during the Civil War. Its subsequent owner loaned the spyglass to the U. Navy Department during World War I for use in the "Eyes for the Navy" program.

General Joseph E. Johnston, a legendary General of the Confederacy. British colorist Jordan Lloyd, 27, & fellow colorist Mads Madsen, 19, from Denmark.

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston in civilian clothes sometime after the Civil War (colorized by Mads Madsen)

Relieved of his command after the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, General Joe Johnston had failed to guard Snake Creek Gap, which was his Achilles' Heel.

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*JOSEPH EGGLESTON JOHNSTON & ROBERT E. LEE ~ PostWar

Uncle Joe and Marse Robert. Six months before his death, Robert E. Lee meets with Joseph Johnston in Savannah. It was the first time the two generals had seen each other since the end of the Civil War.

Photograph of Stonewall Jackson (left), Joseph E. Johnston (middle) and Robert E. Lee (right), all in uniform. Stonewall is holding his hat, and Lee has his hand on hos sword at his side.

Picture of Stonewall Jackson (left), Joseph E. Johnston (middle) and Robert E. Stonewall is holding his hat, and Lee has his hand on hos sword at his side.

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