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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II
p391
1436

(Born D. C.)

Richard W. Johnson

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Feb. 27, 1827.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

p392 Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1849‑51, — Ft. Duncan,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850)

Tex., 1851, — conducting recruits to New Orleans, La., 1852, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852‑53, — Adjutant, 1st Infantry, Mar. 3, 1853, to Mar. 3, 1855, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1853‑55, — Quartermaster, 2d Cavalry, June 12,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855, to Sep. 30, 1856, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856, — Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1856, being engaged in a Skirmish on the Rio Concho, Tex., Dec. 22, 1856, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1856‑57, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1857, — Scouting, 1857, — Ft. Mason,

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1856: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Tex., 1857‑58, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1858, — Washita Expedition, 1858, being engaged in the Combat near Washita Village, I. T., Oct. 1, 1858, — Camp Radziminski, Tex., 1858‑59, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1859, — Scouting, 1859‑60, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860, — Scouting 1860, being engaged in the Surprise of an Indian camp, near Brady Creek, Tex., Feb. 13, 1860, — and Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860; and in garrison at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in guarding the Upper Potomac, Apr. 17 to Sep. 1, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Falling Waters, Va., July 2, 1861; in the Tennessee and Mississippi

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Kentucky Cavalry, Aug. 28, 1861)

Campaign, Oct., 1861, to June, 1862, being engaged in the movement

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 11, 1861)

to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Feb. to Apr., 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 9 to May 30, 1862; in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell's Operations (Army of the Ohio), in North Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, June to Dec., 1862; in command of Division (Army of

(Major, 4th Cavalry, July 17, 1862)

the Ohio), in the Tennessee Campaign, Dec., 1862, to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863, — Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — Action at Liberty Gap, June 24‑25, 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Sep. 19‑20, 1863; in

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 20, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.)

the Defense of and Operations about Chattanooga, Sep., 1863, to May, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy, Nov. 26‑28, 1863; in command of Division

(Bvt. Colonel, Nov. 24, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chattanooga, Ten.)

(Army of the Cumberland), in the Invasion of Georgia, May‑June, 1864, being engaged in Operations around Dalton, May 7‑13, 1864, — Demonstrations against Resaca, May 13‑16, 1864, — Pursuit of the enemy with constant skirmishing, May 17‑27, 1864, — and Battle of New Hope Church, May 28, 1864, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, June 13 to Aug. 22, 1864; as Chief of Cavalry of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Aug. 22 to Oct. 27, 1864; in command of Division of Cavalry (Division of the Mississippi), Nov. 8, 1864, to Oct. 12, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 16, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battles before Nashville, Ten.)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Nashville)

p393 (Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866)

1864; and as Provost Marshal General of the Military Division of the Tennessee, Oct. 12, 1865, to Aug. 13, 1866.

Served: as Acting Judge-Advocate of the Military Division of the Tennessee, Dec. 5, 1865, to Aug. 13, 1866, — of the Department of the Tennessee, Aug. 13, 1866, to Mar. 15, 1867, — and of the Department of the Cumberland, Mar. 16, 1867, to Oct. 11, 1867; and Professor of Military Science in the Missouri State University, July 11, 1868, to Jan. 22, 1869.

Retired from Active Service, Oct. 12, 1867, as Major-General
(changed to Brig.‑General, by Law of Mar. 3, 1875),
for Disability from Wounds received in Battle.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by the University of Missouri, 1868. Author of "A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War," 1866.

Vol. IV
p77
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died April 21, 1897, at St. Paul, Minn.: Aged 70.

Buried, Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.


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