Bradley T. Johnson Signature - Inventory Number: AUT 098
Written on his stationary Bradley T Johnson attorney at law, 1014 Main St., Richmond, VA. Dated October 8, 1870, signed “Your Obedient Servant, Bradley T Johnson”.
Born in Maryland, he was a delegate to the 1860 National Democratic Convention and joined the majority of his delegation when it withdrew to support the Southern wing of the party, which supported John Cabell Breckenridge for president. During the war, he organized and equipped a company at his own expense and helped form the 1st Maryland Infantry, declining a lieutenant colonel's commission in Virginia so that he would stay with his own state. He eventually rose to brigadier general of cavalry in 1864. As commander of the Salisbury, North Carolina post, he stopped a train bound for the Army of Northern Virginia to feed starving prisoners of war. After the war, he practiced law in Richmond, Virginia and, after 1879, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Comes housed in a display case with black velvet and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: AUT 098