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Army of Tennessee Memorial

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

General P.G.T. Beauregard

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

Fort Sumpter
Santa Rosa Island
Belmont
Fishing Creek
Oak Hill
Donelson
Elk Horn
Shiloah
Island No. 10
Fort Jackson
Fort St. Philip
Sabine Pass
Labadieville
Baton Rouge
Perryville
Camp Island
Murfreesboro
Iuka
Corinth
Chickasaw Bayou
Bakers Creek
Farmington
Richmond, Kentucky
Mill Springs
Munfordsville, Kentucky
Pea Ridge, Arkansas
Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Thompson Station
Fort Hindman
Ezra Chapel
Fort Hudson
Chickamauga
Missionary Ridge
Resaca
New Hope Church
Kennesaw Mountain
Peach Tree Orchard
Atlanta
Mansfield
Jonesboro
Pleasant Hill
Norwoods Landing
Alatoona
Franklin
Nashville
Kingston
Bleakley
Port Gibson
Spanish Fort
Bentonville

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.