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Albert Sidney Johnston becomes the war's highest ranking casualty when he bleeds to death at Shiloh

Albert Sidney Johnston, 1860, detail
04/06/1862
General Albert Sidney Johnston, the commander of the Confederate Army of the Mississippi became the highest ranking officer to die in the war when he was wounded in the leg by a rifle shot in mid-afternoon on the first day of the Battle of Shiloh in the fighting around the Hornet's Nest.  Delaying medical treatment to continue leading his men, he bled to death in the next hour. A veteran of the Texas Army and the United States Army and three previous wars, he is buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Charles Pierce Roland, Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2001),  337-338.