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Adolphus J. Johnson
Birth: Mar. 26, 1815
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 29, 1893
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

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) 
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Hillside
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section O, Lot 8
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6137
Adolphus J. Johnson
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Adolphus J. Johnson
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Adolphus J. Johnson
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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 Added: Dec. 23, 2013
United States of America proudly salutes you for your unselfish service and sacrifice in our country's time of need.
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