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    Joseph E. Johnston Inscribed Signed Photograph. A postwar albumen image inscribed "Major S.C. Muldoon from his friend J.E. Johnston". Some two weeks after General Lee capitulated at Appomattox, General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered the Confederate Army of Tennessee to William T. Sherman at Bennett's farm near Durham, North Carolina. Johnston still had a sizeable force in the field near Greensboro, however he was wise enough to realize that further resistance would rapidly degenerate into guerrilla warfare that could go on for years. With Richmond gone and the Confederate government in flight, Johnston saw no reason to fight and opted for an honorable end to the hostilities. Johnston's choice truly allowed the national healing process to begin. This oval portrait of the aging hero is housed in a period frame. Moderate fading, however the image and the inscription are still quite clear.

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