4th Sgt. Nicholas B. Johnson

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Johnson, Nicholas B. - Pvt. 9/29/1861. Appointed 4th Sgt. February 18, 1863. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. October 30, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. October 31, 1864. Paroled at Salisbury, N.C. May 3, 1865.

Filed a CSA pension application in Oglethorpe Co. in 1893. stated he had lived in Ga. all his life. Stated he was wounded at Gettysburg, shot with a minie ball in the left leg, just below the knee joint on July 1st, 1863. A number of pieces of bone were removed from the leg and he was unable to perform strenuous duties for six months afterwards. Witnesses in pension application attesting to his service: W. J. Fleeman, George W. Smith, Lt. John J. Daniel. Brother of William W. and Woodson H. Johnson of same company.

He married the widow of Pvt. Charles C. Vaughn of Co. E, Frances Caroline Tiller Vaughn, after the war. They moved to Metter, Candler Co., Ga. and both are buried in Salem Church Cemetry, row 4. Nicholas’s marker reads b. Oct. 31, 1835, d. Jan. 4, 1916, Frances’s marker reads b. Oct. 17, 1841, d Dec. 15, 1916.


Oglethorpe Echo Newspaper

Jan 14th, 1916.

The death of Mr. N. B. Johnson, better known as “Uncle Nick” Johnson by the people of this, his native county, occurred at the home of his son, Mr. George Johnson, at Metter, Bullock County on Tuesday morning of last week. He had been quite feeble for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was in his eighty first year, was born and reared in Oglethorpe county and only a few years ago went to Bullock county to make his home with his son. He served through the Civil war as a member of Company E 38th Ga. Regiment which was commanded by Col. J. D. Mathews and was attached to Tom Cobb’s Infantry. He was wounded twice during the war. Surviving him are his wife, for sons and four daughters, a sister Mrs. Mary P. Mathews of Point Peter and one brother, Capt. M. G. Johnson of this place. His remains were interred at Metter. Another of fast disappearing veterans of the lost cause is gone.

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