here he commanded the Second brigade of Jackson's division, his troops ran out of ammunition and fought with stones.
In the early part of 1864 he was assigned to the command of the Maryland line, stationed at Hanover Junction to protect Lee's line of communication with Richmond.
He rendered valuable service in repulsing the Dahlgren raid.
On June 28, 1864, Colonel Johnson was made a brigadier and placed in command of the cavalry brigade of General William E. Jones, who had been killed at Piedmont, June 5, 1864.
This brigade of wild southwestern Virginia horsemen consisted of the 8th, 21st and 22d regiments, and the 34th and 36th battalions of Virginia cavalry.
Johnson's brigade, with the brigades of Imboden McCausland and H. B. Davidson, formed Lomax's cavalry division—all Virginians, except the 1st Maryland cavalry, of Davidson's brigade.
During the Appomattox campaign General Johnson commanded a division of Anderson's corps.
He is now a resident of the State for which he fough