Johnson, Henry F.
Age: 18, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 8/14/62, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, pr CPL 9/1/64, tr to VRC 11/25/64; m/o 7/3/65
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Birth: 05/21/1844, Barre, VT
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/17/1865
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: Died in Brookline, MA
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H. F. Johnson Funeral Tomorrow; Civil War Vet
The funeral of Henry F. Johnson, a veteran of the Civil War, who died last night, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, 182 St. Paul st, Brookline.
Mr. Johnson was born in Barre, Vt., May 21, 1844, and resided in Greater Boston 60 years. He was graduated from Montpelier Academy. He enlisted in Co. K of the 1st Vermont Regiment. He fought at Gettysburg and St. Marys Heights and was badly wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness.
At the close of the war his family moved to Boston, where his father established livery stables, one at Washington and Dover sts. When his father died Mr. Johnson took over the business and conducted it for 25 years. His brother, Stephen, conducted a stable where the Plymouth Theatre now stands.
In 1881 he maried Miss Ella Langley of Jamaica Plain, who died 13 years ago. He is survived by his brother, Stephen, and one son, Henry L. Johnson, of Elkins, W. Va.
Mr. Johnson was a collector of old books and newspapers. He read French and German and was studying Greek at the time of his death. He was a member of the Wells Memorial, where for many years he was president of the Chess Club.
Source: The Boston Globe, July 7, 1933
Transcribed by Corinne Stridsberg.