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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Bradley Tyler 1829- (search)
Johnson, Bradley Tyler 1829- Lawyer; born in Frederick, Md., Sept. 29, 1829; graduated at Princeton in 1849; studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1850-51, and began practice in Frederick. In 1851 he was State attorney of Frederick county. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions in Charleston and Baltimore; voted for the States' Rights platform; and, with most of the Maryland delegates, withdrew from the convention, and gave his support to the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate army, rising from the rank of captain to that of brigadier-general. After the war he practised law in Richmond, Va., till 1879, and then in Baltimore till 1890. He was a member of the State Senate in 1875-79. His publications include Chase's decisions; The foundation of Maryland; Life of General Washington; Memoirs of Joseph E. Johnston; The Confederate history of Maryland, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson (search)
nted; and held the post till his death in Valparaiso, Dec. 4, 1881. On Sunday morning, Feb. 28, 1864, Kilpatrick, with 5,000 cavalry, picked from his own and the divisions of Merritt and Gregg, crossed the Rapidan, swept around to the right flank of Lee's army by way of Spottsylvania Court-house, and, pushing rapidly towards Richmond, struck the Virginia Central Railroad at Beaver Dam station, where he had his first serious encounter with the Confederates, under the Maryland leader, Bradley T. Johnson, whom he defeated. Then he struck across the South Anna, cut the Fredericksburg and Richmond Railway, and on March 1 halted within 3 miles of Richmond. His grand object was to liberate the Union captives from Libby prison (see Confederate prisons). He was now within the outer line of its defences, at which the Confederates had thrown down their arms and fled into the city. At Spottsylvania Court-house about 500 of his best men, led by Col. Ulric Dahlgren, a dashing young officer,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First battle of Manassas. (search)
eral Smith's superceding him and leading the Maryland regiment to the battle. Seeing Smith fall, Elzey—oblivious to the perilous situation—exclaimed to Major Bradley T. Johnson: God is just; Smith is dead! Johnson, get his horse. This means for me six feet of ground, or a yellow sash -worn only by generals. The horse ran off it up; trust in God and keep your powder dry; was Stonewall Jackson's way. Cononel Johnson the Star Solider. The star actor in the First Maryland was Bradley Tyler Johnson. Its last colonel, he led it through the Valley and Richmond campaigns, and until, in August, 1862, reduced to one half its original strength, the regimen N. J. Watkins, who afterward served in the Signal Corps, is the well known, able journalist. Of the third, who was promoted to a lieutenancy; the late General Bradley T. Johnson, not long before he died. wrote: Peters is the best all around assistant adjutant general I ever met. I have known him since 1861. Can do any thing he
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
, while Early had only 13,000 all told. Here these commands rested for six weeks, Sheridan during the whole time making no demonstration, while his command was three times as large as Early's. Early, however, was not idle. He ordered Generals Bradley T. Johnson and McCausland to meet him, at Williamsport. Orders issued. On the hill overlooking the town General Early ordered me to write the following with pen and ink: To General Bradley T. Johnson, General John McCausland, Commanding General Bradley T. Johnson, General John McCausland, Commanding Cavalry: You are hereby ordered to proceed with your commands at once to Chambersburg, Pa., and in consideration of the destruction by General David Hunter of the residences of Edmund I, Lee, Alexander R. Boteler and Andrew Hunter, in Jefferson county, Va., and of the Virginia Military Institute and other property in Lexington, Va., and also the burning of the iron works and home of Joseph R. Anderson, in Botetourt county, you are to demand the immediate payment of $500,000, and if not paid b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Arnold, 29. Hotchkiss, Major, Jed., 2. Howitzers, Richmond, 29, 364. Hunter, Major Robert W., 254, 359. Hunton, General, Eppa, 261. Imboden, General J. D., 293. Imboden Raid and its effects, 295. Jackson, General T. J., 1; Glowing apostrophe to, 55; at Harper's Ferry in 1861, 202. Jackson, General W. L., Mudwall, 213, 294, 301. Jenifer, Lieutenant-Colonel, 259. Johnson's Island Prison, 39; Rations at, 43; Religious services at, 46; Lines Exchanged on, 47. Johnson, General, Bradley Tyler, 176. Johnston, General J. E. 133; Surrender and disbanding of forces of, 124. Jones, Lieutenant, Ap Catesby, criticized, 328. Jones, Captain J. B., 83. Jones, Maryus, 275. Jones, General W. E.. 306 Jordan, Capt. of the Bedford Artillery, 90. Judson, Adoniram, His Life incense to heaven, 55. Keith, Judge, James, Address of, 212. Kelly, General B. F., 289. Kemper, General J. L at Gettysburg, 323. Kilpatrick, General, Judson, 180. Lackland, Colonel, 366. L