(1839 - 1929)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
A 22 year old farmer on his father's place at Persons in Russell County, he enlisted in Union Springs as a Private in Company D, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 26 April 1861.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 15 December 1862 and 2nd Lieutenant on the 16th. He was First Lieutenant by the end of 1864. He was wounded by a gunshot through his right forearm at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864, in the Brigade hospital in Charlottesville on 25 September, in GH #4 in Richmond on the 28th, and furloughed home to Chunnenuggee (or Union Springs), AL on 1 October 1864. He was still recovering, in a hospital in Columbus, GA, in January 1865. He returned to duty and was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was probably living in Talbot County, Georgia by 1870, and in 1900 he was a clerk in the railroad office in Clarkston in DeKalb County, GA. In 1910 he was a shipping clerk in a wholesale tobacco business there. He'd finally retired by 1920.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3. His presence at Sharpsburg from Confederate Reminiscences and Letters 1861-65 (Vol. III, 1996). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1900-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog] for the pointer to Johnson at Sharpsburg .
He married Lois Antoinette "Lottie" Beall (1843-1929) in December 1866 and they had 4 children.
More on the Web
Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick has transcribed and posted three 1861 letters from Johnson to his parents.
03/31/1839; Russell County, AL
07/12/1929; Clarkston, GA; burial in Indian Creek Cemetery, Scottdale, GA