One of the early timber frame houses of Washington, this nearly square clapboard structure was built ca. 1795 and was the childhood home of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston. His death at the Battle of Shiloh (TN) on April 6, 1862, was said to be a military turning point of the war.
The house also has been linked to Union General William Nelson. Whose family resided in this house, after the death of Johnston’s father.
The Johnston & Nelson families both attended the Washington Presbyterian Church. Both men attended West Point and would fight (on opposite sides) at the Battle of Shiloh.