JOHNSON, John M.

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Johannes M. Johannessen” in Bellevue, Bergen, Norway, in 1832. Came to America in 1855. Civil War: Age 29. Unmarried. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in Co E on 9 Dec 1861. Reported for duty on 20 Dec 1861. Became Captain on 9 Nov 1862, at Edgefield, Tennessee; with rank from 20 Oct 1862. On 10 Nov 1862, at Murfreesboro, he took command of Co A, succeeding Captain Torkildsen, who had resigned. Captain Johnson was killed at Chickamauga, a bullet through his heart, on 21 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p14,70; blue book vol 20 p10) (TAR) (Buslett p339; p340 photo) (Ulvestad p255) (Lonn p370, 405) (Ager p71, photo; p290) (Quiner p 613, 623, 625)

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