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BRIGADIER GENERAL BRADLEY T. JOHNSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1887 - HFSID 41975

Bradley Tyler Johnson wrote this letter on his personalized letterhead of the law office of Johnson & Johnson in 1887 to make arrangements for a parade. Autograph letter signed "Bradley T. Johnson".

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BRADLEY TYLER JOHNSON
Bradley Tyler Johnson wrote this letter on his personalized letterhead of the law office of Johnson & Johnson in 1887 to make arrangements for a parade.
Autograph letter signed "Bradley T. Johnson". 3 pages, 5½x8½, single-sided sheets, on Bradley's personalized letterhead of the law office of Johnson & Johnson. Oct. 20, 1887. In full: "L L. B. I am obliged to give up the Hure question because I must [illegible] for 20 staff officers & it would be [illegible] to [illegible] a [illegible] of mounted men with only 300 to 500 men in line & It is impossible to estimate how many we mite [sic] have - It depends on the weather that night I expect to have over 500 - I am grateful to you for the Breakfast & will [illegible] you in time If it is only clear weather we mite [sic] be all right & Mr [illegible] ought to ar range [sic] to get the Ladies from the stand where they view the procession - to the stand to hear Marshall [illegible] Mrs Marshall Mr Mc Luhan Mr Kelly [illegible] Mrs [illegible] want to hear the speech& to will all the [illegible]. There could be carriages on Grace Street - furnished with the Franklin [illegible] & as soon as the heart hear of the process has passed the women could get into the carriages & drive to the speaking - [illegible] to all Yrs [illegible]".With hindsight, it's easy to predict Johnson (1829-1903) would break when the American Civil War broke out. 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. Folds, creases, not near signature. Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise in fine condition.

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