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Johnson, Bushrod Rust 1817-1880 Military officer; born in Belmont county, O., Sept. 6, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1840; he served in the Florida and Mexican wars; and was Professor of Mathematics in military academies in Kentucky and Tennessee. He joined the Confederate army in 1861; was made a brigadier-general early in 1862; was captured at Fort Donelson, but soon afterwards escaped; was wounded in the battle of Shiloh; and was made major-general in 1864. He was in command of a division in Lee's army at the time of the surrender at Appomattox Court-house, and after the war was chancellor of the University of Nashville. He died in Brighton, Ill., Sept. 11, 1880.