Bradley T. Johnson 1868 Autograph Letter Signed


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Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army and commanded the 1st Maryland Infantry. After the war Johnson pursued a legal career.

Autograph letter signed “Bradley T. Johnson”, September 4, 1868, personal stationery from his law practice in Richmond, Virginia, to Francis L. Smith of Alexandria, Virginia:

Time is passing Send us all the notes you & Marbry have in possession at once & the rest as soon as you reduce them…

Bradley Tyler Johnson served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He spent the war’s final months as commandant of the prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. Post-war he returned to the law.

Francis L. Smith was one of Alexandria’s wealthiest and most influential lawyers. Among his clients after the war was Robert E. Lee.

William F. Marbury (1818-1900) of Alexandria, whose business involved the Orange & Manassas Railroad, the Virginia Midland Railroad, and the Southern Railroad.