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Confederate (CSV)


John T. Johnston

(1841 - 1924)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 19 year old shoemaker's son in Luray in Page County, VA. He enlisted there as a Private in Company H, 33rd Virginia Infantry on 1 June 1861. He was home on sick furlough from 16 October through at least February 1862 and absent without leave from 20 May to 4 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, sick for most of 1863. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864, a prisoner at Fort Delaware by 21 May, and exchanged on 18 September 1864. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital, again sick, on 22 September and furloughed home to Page County for 40 days on 24 September 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Winchester, VA on 1 June 1865.

After the War

He was living in Green Township, Mahoning County, OH by 1874. In 1910 he was a retail florist there, living with his son Walter and wife Pearl.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha J Rowe (1845-1877) in December 1863 in Page County, and they had 7 children.


02/06/1841; Page County, VA


05/19/1924; Mahoning County, OH; burial in Christian Cemetery, Greenford, OH


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28314]