William A JohnstonHome State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
When Col. Roberts fell ill in May 1862 then-Capt. William A. Johnston of Halifax County, commanding officer of Company A, led the Regiment at the Seven Days battles about Richmond ending July 1.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led the Regiment after Col. Bennett assumed command of the Brigade from the wounded Gen Anderson, but was wounded in the arm in the Sunken Road, and was himself relieved by Capt Griffith, Company G.
The remainder of the War:
He was in command of the Regiment and Lt. Colonel at Appomattox CH in April 1865.
More on the Web:
Service information from the 14th North Carolina Regiment profiles page online, and the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System from the US Park Service. The photo is from Clark1.
Death Date: 11/03/1898 Death Place: Littleton, NC
1 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 705 [AotW citation 1000]
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