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G.W. Johnson
G.W. Johnson

Federal (USA)


George Washington Johnson

(1822 - 1864)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 49th New York Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered into service in August 1861 at age 39, and was commissioned the original Major of the 49th Infantry on 16 October.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command of the 49th Infantry as next senior officer on the field after Lieutenant Colonel Alberger was wounded.

The remainder of the War:
In 1863 he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, to date from 10 December 1862 in place of W.C. Alberger, resigned. He was wounded in action at Ft. Stevens - near Washington DC - on 12 July 1864, and died of his wounds on the 29th.

References, Sources, and other notes:
The photograph here from an original at the NY State Military Museum1, with service details from Phisterer2.

Death Date: 07/29/1864    Death Place: Washington, DC    


1   State of New York, and Division of Military & Naval Affairs, New York State Military Museum, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm>, Source page: /reghist/civil/infantry/49thInf/49thInfPersonJohnson.htm  [AotW citation 964]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 2389  [AotW citation 965]

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