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A.H. Johnson

A.H. Johnson

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Albert H. Johnson

(c. 1835 - 1906)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as Private, Company I, First Maine Infantry, a three-month unit from May to August 1861. Then, age 26, a sailor from Westbrook, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company I, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861. He was promoted First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned First Lieutenant to date from 17 September 1862 and mustered out with his Company on 7 May 1862. In November 1862 he enlisted again, as Private, Company F, First Maine Cavalry, but transferred to the US Navy in April 1864. He was on the USS North Carolina, a receiving ship, then, in May, to USS Brooklyn, on which he saw action at Mobile Bay, AL in August 1864. On a port call in Boston, MA in October he deserted his ship.

After the War

He remained at sea in some capacity to about 1870, when he settled in Northern California and farmed in Sacramento County. His wife died in 1883, and he was incapacitated for farm work by a wagon accident in 1895.

References & notes

His service from Gould,1 the Maine Adjutant General,2 and the Soldiers and Sailors System database. Details, and his picture from a CDV, in Ron Coddington's Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories (2004) featuring Johnson's Naval service. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1835

Death

10/13/1906 in CA; burial in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Notes

1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 261, 652  [AotW citation 17450]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pp. 288, 291  [AotW citation 17451]