General Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard
May 28, 1818 - February 20, 1893
This tribute, inscribed on the marble tablet, located at the rear of
this tomb is written by John Dimitry, a prominent lawyer, scholar, and
comrade, as a salute to General Albert Sidney Johnston, who commanded
the Confederate Army of Tennessee, at the Battle of Shiloh. General
Johnston was killed on the first day of Battle and was then succeeded by
Louisiana's General P.G.T. Beauregard, who is entombed herein. General
Johnston was one of four full generals of the confederate Army.
1861 - 1865
Army of Tennessee
Louisiana Division C.S.A.
Before man made us citizens, great nature made us men."
Engagements of the Army of Tennessee
Santa Rosa Island
Island No. 10
Fort St. Philip
Pea Ridge, Arkansas
Prairie Grove, Arkansas
New Hope Church
Peach Tree Orchard
Organized by the surviving Louisiana Soldiers
Army of Tennessee
At New Orleans, April 6, 1877
They love their land because it is their own and scorn to give aught
other reason why.
Albert Sidney Johnston
A General in the Army of the Confederate State, who fell at Shiloh,
Tennessee on the Sixth day of April Eighteen Hundred and Sixty Two.
A man tried in many high offices and critical enterprise,
And found faithful in all.
His life was one long sacrifice of interest to conscience
and even that life on a woeful Sabbath,
did he yield as a Holocaust at his Country's need;
Not wholly understood was he while he lived;
But in his death his greatness stands confessed in a peoples tears,
Resolute, moderate, clear of envy, yet not wanting in that finer
ambition which makes men great and pure,
In his honor - impregnable;
In his simplicity - sublime;
No country e'er had a truer Son, no cause a nobler champion, No people a
bolder defender, no principle a purer victim, than the dead soldier;
His fame, consigned to the keeping of that time, which happily, is not
so much the Tomb of Virtue as its shrine, shall in the years to come,
fire modest worth to noble ends.
In honor, now, our great Captain rests;
A bereaved people mourn him.
Three commonwealth proudly claim him;
and history shall cherish him.
Among those choicer spirits, who holding their conscience unmixed with
blame have been in all conjunctures, true to themselves, their people,
and their God.
His statue surmounts this structure.
Erected by the Asst'n Army of Tennessee, La. Div.C.S.A.
To his memory and in honor of their brave comrades who fell with him and
in the cause he fought for.
General Johnston was temporarily buried in New Orleans
but later re-interred in Austin, Texas.