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Johnson, John B.


Age: 21, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 12/2/63, m/i 12/15/63, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, tr to Co. A 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 02/27/1844, Shrewsbury, VT
Death: 02/18/1904

Burial: Northam Cemetery, Shrewsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 69345069


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1885; widow Mary L., 3/14/1904, VT; Edna M., helpless child, 6/6/1906
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


3rd Great Grandfather of John Predom, Island Pond, VT

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Northam Cemetery, Shrewsbury, VT

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Death of John Johnson

John Johnson was born at Shrewsbury Feb. 27Th,1844, and died at his late residence Feb. 18, 1904. He was the son of the late Charles and Abbie (Buckmaster) Johnson. The last touching tributes on earth were paid to his memory from his late home at 12 o'clock Sunday, Feb. 21St, being surrounded by the most beautiful floral offerings, which were given by his friends and relatives, which he had won during his earthly life, and words which were spoken by his pastor, surrounded by his friends, in the presence of the family he so loved, from this his still form was borne to its final resting place.

Mr. Johnson, since joining the church has been one of its staunch supporters. Always when able he was found at the house of worship. He always was a help to pastor and people.

Mr. Johnson belonged to Kearney Post, No. 48, G. A. R., East Wallingford. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. H, 14th Vt. Reg., served nine months and then re-enlisted in Co, E, 1st Vt. Reg. H. A. Volunteers. Twelve old soldiers were present at the funeral.

The deceased was one of our most upright and worthy citizens. He was in his usual health Thursday morning, the 18th, at 11 o'clock he was seized with apoplexy, caused by long standing heart difficulty, dying at 7 o'clock in the evening. He served the town as moderator for several years, and as constable for two years past. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson, and six children, Fred of Cardes, North Dakota, Frank of Holland, Mrs. Abbie Burditt, Miss Edna, Gussie, and John B. Johnson of Shrewsbury, all being present except Fred; seven grandchildren, one brother and four sisters, Mrs. D. Aldrich, Mrs. W. E. Aldrich of Shrewsbury, C. E. Johnson, Mrs. T. F. Carley of Rutland and Mrs. Abbie Lord of Mt. Holly. A vacant chair there is at the home, so long a happy one.

A large concourse, not only of his fellow citizens but from surrounding towns, attended the services. Mr. Spencer of Rutland officiated as undertaker. Dana Aldrich, W. E. Aldrich, J. D. Buckmaster, E. C. Johnson, F. F. Carley and Joel Burll served as pallbearers.

Source: Vermont Tribune, March 4, 1904.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.