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M. Johnson

M. Johnson

Confederate (CSA)

Captain

Marmaduke Johnson

(1826 - 1871)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Johnson's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

Of Richmond, he was a lawyer, former Commonwealth's Attorney of Virginia (c. 1852), and a delegate to the Virginia secession convention (1861). He formed the Richmond Light Artillery Battery in March 1862 and was its first Captain.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

By the winter of 1863-64 he had been appointed Major of McIntosh's Battalion, 3rd Corps Artillery. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on 1 March 1865 (to date from 18 February) and commanded his battalion to the end of the War.

After the War

He practiced law and ran the Davis House Hotel in Richmond.

References & notes

Some service details from Wise.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was uncle to Confederate General John Pegram (1832-65) and Colonel William "Willie" Pegram. Thanks to great-great grandson Thayer Dixon for sharing his portrait of Colonel Johnson.

Birth

08/08/1826; Chesterfield County, VA

Death

11/20/1871 Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

1   Wise, Jennings Cropper, The Long Arm of Lee; or, The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia ..., 2 Vols., Lynchburg: JP Bell Company, 1915, Vol. 2, pp. 721, 925  [AotW citation 20388]