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 Adolphus J. Johnson

Adolphus J. Johnson

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 29 May 1893 (aged 78)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 8
Memorial ID 6137 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. A pre-war militia officer, he was mustered in as Colonel and commander of the 1st New Jersey Militia on April 27, 1861 The unit, one of the first to be formed to defend the Union, then served in the defenses of Washington, DC, and in reserve during the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign before being mustered out on July 31, 1861. Soon after Adolphus Johnson rejoined the Union war effort, being commissioned as Colonel of the 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 12, 1861. He led his regiment at the May 5, 1862 Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia, where he sustained a serious wound. His wound ended his field command, but allowed him to do garrison and staffwork until he officially resigned on March 19, 1863. He was named commander of the Rock Island Military Prison in Illinois, and headed the post, where hundreds of Confederate prisoners died, until the end of the Civil War.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 18 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolphus J. Johnson (26 Mar 1815–29 May 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6137, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .