A Union officer noted for "gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war, " Richard W. Orphaned at age ten, he was able to secure an appointment to the U.Military Academy at West Point in 1844 with the assistance of his brother and guardian, Dr. Following his graduation in 1849, his postings included Mexico and Texas, where his wife Rachel and their young sons often shared with him many of the hardships of frontier service.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, Johnson was made a lieutenant colonel in the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment but rose to the rank of brevet major general by the close of the war. Remaining in the Western theater of operations throughout the war, Johnson served with distinction at the battles of Murfreesboro (Stones River), Corinth, and Atlanta. During the 1863 struggle to break the Confederate siege of Union forces in Chattanooga, he commanded one of the divisions that made the celebrated charge up Missionary Ridge.
After resigning from the army in 1867, Richard W. Johnson taught military science and published A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War (1886). Back of the Cabinet has been thinned by removing some cardboard. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.