from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Johnston, Albert Sidney 1803-1862. American Confederate general in the Civil War. He was defeated by Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh (1862).
  • Johnston, Joseph Eggleston 1807-1891. American Confederate general in the Civil War who surrendered to William Tecumseh Sherman in 1865.

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  • proper n. A Scottish habitational surname from a place in Dumfriesshire, meaning "John's town".
  • proper n. An English surname, variant of Johnson.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)


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