William D. Johnston(c. 1836 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 25 year old farmer from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 20 May 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry at Harpers Ferry, VA. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
In action with his Company at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862, on the Gettysburg Campaign in July 1863, at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, and on the Wilderness Campaign. He was mortally wounded in action at Hanover Junction, VA on 25 May 1864 and died 26 June 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 06/26/1864 Death Place: VA
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15680]
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