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Guide to the Bradley T. Johnson Papers, 1829-1903

Abstract

Bradley T. Johnson was a Confederate officer, lawyer, and politician, born in Frederick (Frederick Co.), Maryland who later settled in Virginia after the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, personal accounts, Civil War reminiscences of campaigns in several states, a memoir of the 1st Maryland Regiment, C.S.A., a muster roll of the 21st Virginia, Company B, records of a Confederate prison hospital, and an incomplete diary of a trip to Cuba as correspondent during the Spanish-American War. Included also are a series of letters from Wade Hampton and from Joseph E. Johnston. Other correspondents include Henry Adams, James Cardinal Gibbons, and Henry Cabot Lodge along with an anonymous April-Dec., 1846 diary, identified with Isaac R. Watkins, law student in Richmond, Va. and son of prosperous Charlotte County family.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bradley T. Johnson papers
Creator
Johnson, Bradley T., 1829-1903
Extent
2.0 Linear feet, 4 boxes (922 items)
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Correspondence, personal accounts, Civil War reminiscences of campaigns in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania of Bradley T. Johnson, a Confederate officer, lawyer, and politician, born in Frederick (Frederick Co.), Md. who later settled in Virginia after the Civil War. The collection also includes a memoir of the 1st Maryland Regiment, C.S.A., a muster roll of the 21st Virginia, Company B, records of a Confederate prison hospital, and an incomplete diary of a trip to Cuba as correspondent during the Spanish-American War. It includes a series of letters from Wade Hampton and from Joseph E. Johnston. Other correspondents include Henry Adams, James Cardinal Gibbons, and Henry Cabot Lodge.

Collection also Includes anonymous April-Dec., 1846 diary, identified with Isaac R. Watkins, a law student in Richmond, Va. and son of a prosperous Charlotte County family.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1851-1909 and undated
(8.0 folders)
Box 1
Quartermaster's papers, 1864-1865
(1.0 folders)
Box 2
Telegrams, 1865
(2.0 folders)
Box 2
Print materials, clippings, pictures, etc., undated
(4.0 folders)
Box 2
Writings, "Memoir of the 1st Maryland Regiment," undated
(1.0 folders)
Box 3
Isaac R. Watkin's Diary, 1846
(1.0 folders)
Box 3
Writings, Expedition against Sioux, 1876
(1.0 folders)
Box 3
Other writings, undated
(3.0 folders)
Box 3
Other writings and documents, undated
(6.0 folders)
Box 4
Diary, 1896
Volume M:1947

Historical Note

Bradley T. Johnson (1829-1903), was a Confederate officer, lawyer, and politician, born in Frederick (Frederick Co.), Md. who later settled in Virginia after the Civil War.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Bradley T. Johnson Papers Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

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