JOHNSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born “Johannes Johnson” in Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway, in 1837. Orphaned with five siblings; he was raised by a family at “Thoe”. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 23 Dec 1861 and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Wounded in the battle at Resaca, Georgia, 13 May 1864. Killed at Pickett’s Mill in the Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Buried at Marietta National Cemetery, grave A-118. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p630) (Ulvestad p297) (Ager p127, photo; p284, photo; p317) (Quiner p 628, 629) (Gjertveit) (Gene Estensen, Marietta GA) “Thoe, Johannes Johnson”.

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