(1763–1831) Revolutionary war officer, born at Osborne's Landing on the James River, Virginia. Johnston was recognized for great courage in battle while serving with the cavalry legion of Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, distinguishing himself at several battles, including that at Guilford Court House (1781). He later served as captain of the Light Corps established by Gen. Nathanael Greene.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.