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

The Confederate Army employed hundreds of generals during the Civil War. This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Confederate generals who contributed to the Southern cause and helped guide its armies throughout the war.

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

Worthy Opponents : William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston: Antagonists in War, Friends in Peace

Worthy Opponents : William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston: Antagonists in War, Friends in Peace

"Ynallection - Twilight fan" by pearllynnerivera on Polyvore featuring Alyce Paris, Ted Baker, Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Joseph, Johnston & Murphy, Yves Saint Laurent and Zenith

"Ynallection - Twilight fan" by pearllynnerivera on Polyvore featuring Alyce Paris, Ted Baker, Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Joseph, Johnston & Murphy, Yves Saint Laurent and Zenith

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