INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 30.--Special Tele- gram.-- Colonel John A.
Bridgeland, prominent in politics in this State, died at his farm,
Fairland, Tuesday night, the immediate cause
of death being apoplexy . He was born at
Lexington, Va., eighty-four years ago. When
scarcely more than a boy he came to Richmond
and engaged in the tobacco business. He became a warm friend of Oliver
P. Morton and when the "War
Governor" began his efforts to put
Indiana in the front rank of defenders of the
Union he called Colonel Bridgeland to his
assistance. The Colonel accomplished good
work in enlisting equipping and mounting
Cavalry regiments. He was given command
of the Second Indiana Cavalry. After a year,
however, ill health influenced him to resign. He was appointed an inspector of internal
revenue in Texas and was afterwards under
Grant's two administrations Consul to Havre. He was always an earnest Republican.
daughter, Mrs. Tripolli, of Seville, Spain,
January 8, 1890
COLONEL JOHN A. BRIDGELAND.