War Between the States

War Date Document Signed

(1827-97) Born in Kentucky, he graduated in the West Point class of 1849, a class that produced 13 generals in the Civil War. He was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers on October 11, 1861, and assigned to command a brigade in the Army of the Ohio. During the summer of 1862, Johnson had boasted that he would capture Confederate raider, General John Hunt Morgan, and bring him back in a band box. Instead Johnson and his force were defeated and forced to surrender near Gallatin, Tenn. Exchanged in December, he was given command of the 12th Division of the Army of the Cumberland and took part in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and the opening operations of the Atlanta campaign. On May 28, 1864, he was seriously wounded at the battle of New Hope Church. Upon his recovery he was appointed chief of cavalry of the Military Division of the Mississippi, serving as such until October, after which he commanded a division under General James H. Wilson in the campaign against General John Bell Hood which culminated in the battle of Nashville.

War Date Document Signed: 7 7/8 x 12 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Appropriation for deceased corporal of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry.

Treasury Department
Second Auditor's Office
August 16, 1862

I certify, That I have examined and adjusted the claim of Michael Goodwin, (decd) Corp. Co. D, & Q.M.S., 2d U.S. Cav. and find there is due him from the United States the sum of Two Hundred & thirty two dollars and Eighty nine cents, being for Pay from March 1/60 to January 21/61, as appears by the account and voucher herewith transmitted for the decision of the Second Comptroller of the Treasury thereon. To be paid to R.W. Johnson, Executor under will, or his order, by any Paymaster of the Army. Signed, E.B. French, Second Auditor.

Second Comptroller's Office
Aug. 18, 1862

The above claim of Two Hundred & thirty two dollars and 89 cents, is admitted. Signed, J. Madison Cutts, Second Comptroller.

Witnessed by-
Asa Holt
Paymaster, U.S.A.

R.W. Johnson
Brig. Genl. Vols.

Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

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