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Johnson, Charles Dubois

Age: 15, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 3/3/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 4th VT INF, reen 3/28/64, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 2/22/65, tr to Co. D, 2/25/65, m/o 7/27/65

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Birth: 1846, Rutland, VT
Death: 05/12/1919

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, New Berlin, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steve Stottlar
Findagrave Memorial #: 100307451
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/23/1891, NY
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

Great Grandfather of Steve Stottlar, Syracuse, NY

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Greenwood Cemetery, New Berlin, NY

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Lewis E. Tew Grand Army Post #388, New Berlin, NY
Charles D. Johnson is fourth from the right in the middle row

"Early Glimpses of New Berlin and Related Areas Nearby"
Village of New Berlin, NY Library

(Courtesy of Steve Stottlar)


Charles DuBois Johnson, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the best known residents of this city, was found dead in bed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. L. Blanchard, 730 Noyes street, at 8 o'clock this morning, having passed away while asleep. Dr. E. C Babcock and Dr. H. W. Thomssen, Coroner, were called and they stated that Mr. Johnson had died several hours before his body was found. Mr. Johnson had been in poor health for the last five months, but recently he had apparently been enjoying good health health. He was able to be out yesterday and when he retired last night he did not complain that he was not feeling well. Coroner Thomssen pronounced death due to valvular heart disease.

The news of Mr. Johnson's death will come as a shock to many people in this city. He saw active service in the ranks of the blue in the war of the Rebellion and was, until his death, one of the few living survivors of that great war. Mr. Johnson is the second veteran of the Civil War to pass on within the past two weeks. John H. Newcomb, war veteran, died a week ago last Saturday. Mr. Johnson was born at Rutland, Vt., 73 years ago, and in 1862 he enlisted in that city in Company K, Fourth Vermont Infantry. He was honorably discharged after serving his term of enlistment but reenlisted, serving until the close of the war, being twice wounded. In one engagement he was shot through the ankle and in another when surrounded by Rebels he leaped over a trench was fired upon by the enemy, escaping with only a slight wound. He enjoyed telling of his experiences in the great war and one particularly interesting incident was that which he related how he escaped possible death when a bullet passed through his knapsack, causing only a slight wound to his back. He was taken prisoner and served the last five months of the war In Andersonville Prison. When discharged from the prison he weighed only 60 pounds, having faced untold hardships at the hands of the Rebels.

He was honorably discharged In July, 1865. and then went to Saratoga Springs, where for years he was connected with the United States Hotel.

He was an expert granite and marble cutter and prior to the war worked at this trade with his father. The family for generations had been prominently identified with the granite and marble industry In Vermont. At Saratoga Springs Mr. Johnson was employed at the hotel there as a granite polisher. In 1877 he went to New Berlin, where he worked at the marble and granite cutting trade. In 1904 he came to this city, where he had since made his home, having retired. Mr. Johnson was a member of Bacon Post, G. A. R. and for years was commander of Lewis E. Tew Post at New Berlin and several times served as court attendant here - He was a member of the Presbyterian denomination. On December 28, 1869. he married Miss Rose Anna Carlue, who died 15 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William Collins, Mrs. F. L. Blanchard and Miss Estelle Johnson, all of Utica: four sons, George H. Johnson of Schenectady, William S., Winifred W. and Howard L. Johnson of Utica and a niece, Mrs, Nettie Rugg of this city.

A brother, Daniel Johnson, at the National Home for War Veterans at Milwaukee. Wis., and several grandchildren, also survive.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, May 12, 1919.
Courtesy of Steve Stottlar