US Con CS Con -Johnson, Waldo Porter - U.S. / C.S. Senator, MO

Waldo Porter Johnson:
Born: September 16, 1817

Birthplace: Bridgeport Virginia (West Virginia)
Father: William Johnson 1791 – 1868
(Buried: Bridgeport Cemetery Bridgeport West Virginia)
Mother: Olive Waldo 1798 – 1852
(Buried: Bridgeport Cemetery Bridgeport West Virginia)

Wife: Emily M. Moore 1822 – 1884
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City Missouri)

William Tell Johnson 1848 – 1930
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City Missouri)
Thomas Moore Johnson 1851 – 1919
(Buried: Osceola Cemetery Osceola Missouri)
St. Clair Johnson 1855 – 1900
(Buried: Osceola Cemetery Osceola Missouri)
May Johnson 1857 – 1857
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City Missouri)
Charles P. Johnson 1859 – 1901
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City Missouri)

Political Party: Democratic Party

1839: Graduated from Rector College

Occupation before War:
1841 – 1842: Attorney in Harrison County Virginia
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Attorney in Osceola Missouri
Served in the Mexican – American First Missouri Mounted Volunteers
1847: Missouri State Representative
1848 – 1851: Circuit Attorney in Missouri
1851 – 1852: Judge of Missouri Seventh Judicial Circuit
1852 – 1861: Attorney in Osceola Missouri

Civil War Career:
1861: Member of Washington D.C. Peace Conference
1861 – 1862: United States Senator from Missouri
1861 – 1862: Ranking Member of Senate Pensions Committee
1862: Expelled from U.S. Senate for support of the rebellion
Lt. Colonel of 4th​ Missouri Infantry Regiment
1862: Wounded twice during the Battle of Pea Ridge Arkansas
Engaged in recruiting for the forces of Major General Sterling Price
1863 – 1865: Confederate States Senator from Missouri
1863 – 1865: Member of Senate Claims Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Always favored taking the war to the enemy
Advocated the strong kind of legislation including a 50 percent tax on all property.
Highly critical of the way Confederate affairs were managed.
Supported every effort made in Congress to reform the cabinet
1865: Joined the scheme to force Davis to turn the prosecution of the war over to Lee, Joe Johnston, and Beauregard.
Missouri’s leading critic of western commanding officers.
Known as a spokesman for Governor Reynolds against alleged neglect of western interests.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1866: Lived in Canada after he fled the United States
1866 – 1885: Attorney in Osceola Missouri
1875: President of Missouri State Constitutional Convention

August 14, 1885
Place of Death: Osceola Missouri
Age at time of Death: 67 years old
Burial Place: Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City Missouri


Jun 27, 2017
Southeast Missouri
Johnson moved to Osceola, Missouri in 1842, and he continued the practice of law. He served in the Mexican-American War as a member of Alexander Doniphan's First Missouri Regiment of Mounted Volunteers. He took part in the capture of Santa Fe, the battles of Brazito, and the battle of the Sacramento River (Mexico). A prize from the victory at the Sacramento River is a Mexican black flag of no quarter, still on display in the library of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. In all they 1st had marched 3,500 miles and with the return to St. Louis a total of 5,000 miles.
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Feb 20, 2005
8/23/62 Tupelo, Sterling Price to Lt Col Waldo Johnson, 4th​ Mo Infy-You are, in compliance with the accompanying copy of instructions, sent to me under date of the 12th by the Sec of War, authorized & directed to proceed forthwith beyond the Ms, in order to meet & organize such Mo troops as have entered or may volunteer to enter the CS service. You will to this end establish as rapidly as possible one or more camps of rendezvous at such points as you may find to be most convenient, & order into them all Mo troops in whatever part of that State they may be.
You will appoint over each camp a commandant, with such acting staff officers as the necessities of the service may require. These will, by virtue of such appointments, be authorized to provide subsistence, forage, &c., for the use of the troops.
You will organize these troops without unnecessary delay into Co's, Bns, & Regts in strict conformity to the instructions given in the letter from the Sec of War, & forward the muster-rolls, with a list of the acting field & staff officers, to me, together with such remarks as may be necessary to advise me fully as to your manner of executing these instructions.
It may be expedient for you to authorize individuals to enlist & muster in troops before they reach the camps of rendezvous. This power must be exercised by you with the greatest caution, & the men must be ordered into camp without any delay whatever.
You will transmit a copy of these instructions to the Gen cdg the TM Dept, & report to him from time to time your action under them; & you are particularly directed to obey promptly & strictly all his orders & instructions, through whomsoever they may be communicated to you.
In conferring upon you these important powers I manifest the great confidence which I repose in your patriotism, prudence, & sound common sense—qualities which are essential to the proper discharge of the grave duties which have been devolved upon you.

Col Waldo Johnson-detailed to special service until Gov Jackson [by Nov 17, 1863] had offered him a vacant Senate seat-appointed by Gov. Reynolds to the CS States senate, to fill a vacancy. Senator from Missouri in the CS Congress, in office Dec 24, 1863 – May 10, 1865
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
That part as Lt.Col. of the 4th Missouri Infantry was between his stint as U.S. Senator and being appointed C.S.Senator. Peyton died on September 3, 1863,so it shortly thereafter.Actually it was the following December, I think.