Gen. Bradley T. Johnson

151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701

Gen. Bradley T. Johnson

History: When the war began, Bradley T. Johnson left Maryland at his own expense. Leaving behind his law practice, he organized and equipped the 1st Maryland Infantry, CSA and subsequently became major, then colonel of this unit. He returned to Frederick in July with his cavalry brigade entering via the National Road in advance of Early's Army. However, he was not welcome back. Johnson's once bustling law practice was gone, his fine residence had been confiscated by the Union Army, and he was regarded by most of the citizenry as a traitor.

More to Explore: Frederick offers a wide variety of attractions and activities you won't want to miss during your visit. Stop by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War. Take a guided tour of Monocacy Battlefield, or enjoy a heritage bicycle trail through various sites within Frederick County. Discover the life of the first American-born canonized saint at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, or take a mountaintop pilgrimage to the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, the oldest replica in the western hemisphere. Sample the scenery by exploring one of the many vineyards, orchards, or farmer's markets in the area. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day outdoors at the Black Ankle Vineyard, which offers a winery, tasting room, and exceptional wine.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Bradley Tyler Johnson." Courtesy of Library of Congress.
  2. "Johnson's former home, corner of West Second and Court streets." Courtesy of Stanley Sundergill.
  3. "Advertisement for Johnson's law practice in Frederick from the Frederick Examiner newspaper July 1852."
  4. "Point Lookout, Maryland." Lithograph by E. Sachse & Co.,1864.
  5. "Gen. BT Johnson in Battle."