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Evans Johnston

Obituary of Gen. Robert Daniel Johnston, Winchester, Virginia.

The Veteran regrets not to have had a prompt report of the death of Gen. Robert Daniel Johnston, one of the brigadiers of the Confederate army, which occurred at his home, in Winchester, Va., on February 1, 1919, at the age of eigty-two years.

For many years General Johnston was a resident of Birmingham, Ala., where he located in 1887 and became President of the Birmingham National Bank. He also engaged in the practice of law and promoted a number of investments and a large amount of mineral property. For a long while he was register in the United States Land Office in Birmingham.

General Johnston was born at Mount Welcome, in Lincoln County, N.C., on March 19, 1839, the son of Dr. William Johnston. He graduated from the from the University of North Carolina and finished in law at the University of Virginia. At the outbreak of the War between the States he entered the Confederate army as a private; but his promotion was rapid, and at the close he was a brigadier general. He was noted for his daring and gallantry and was wounded several times. In 1871 General Johnston was married to Miss Lizzie Johnston Evans, of Greensboro, N. C., who survives him, with four sons and four daughters. Two of the sons are officers in the United States army.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1920.

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