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Individual Record -- Johnson, Jason


Age: 20, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 1st US VET CORPS
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. B, 4th VT INF, wdd, Crampton's Gap, 9/14/62, m/o 9/30/64; enl, cred. to Johnson, 1/23/65, Hancock's 1st A.C., Co. D, 1st Regt, m/o 1/22/66

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Birth: 02/14/1840, Johnson, VT
Death: 05/21/1922

Burial: Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kim Whitcomb
Findagrave Memorial #: 115255199


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: farmer


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Civil War Veteran Volunteer, Jason Johnson, died at Williamstown Sunday afternoon about 2; 20. Veteran Johnson was 82 years of age February 14 last, being born in 1840. About five years ago his sight began to fail him. Three years ago his health began to be seriously impaired. Since then he has had several periods of critical illness. However, his unusual natural vitality, combined with medical skill, and good nursing, enabled him to recover. A few days ago he planted a part of his garden, as he did last year. Last Thursday. however, he took to his bed, and from that attack was unable to rally, and passed quietly away Sunday afternoon at his home in Williamstown.

Veteran Johnson was born at Johnson, 1840. He married Julia, of Johnson. He leaves his widow, and the following children to mourn his loss; Mrs. Oscar Emery, of East Montpelier, Mrs. Fred Currier, of Richmond, an adopted son, J. Hugh Johnson, of Williamstown, one grandson, and a great granddaughter. Veteran Johnson moved to Williamstown 50 years ago. Four years of this period was spent in South Barre, and three years in Marshfield.

The funeral will be held at the home on Quarry Street in Williamstown, Wednesday, at 1pm., Rev. Charles E. Walsh officiating.

Jason Johnson enlisted in the United States service as a private, Aug. 22, 1862, in Co. B., 4th regiment Vermont Volunteers Infantry under James H. Platt, and was mustered into service Sept 22, 1862 . At Washington, D. C. they joined the other troops at Camp Advance, and became part of the Old Vermont Brigade . He participated in the battles of; Lee's Mills, Va., April 16, '62; Goldings Farms, Va., June 26, '62; White Oak Swamp, June 30, '62; Antietam, Md. Sept 16, '62, Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, '63, Wilderness, Va., May 5-10, '64; Cold Harbor, Va., June 1-12. '64, Charleston, West Va., Aug. 21, '64; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, '64; Fisher Hill, Sept. 21-22. '62. Wounded in right ear by gun shot at South Mountain. Discharged Sept. 30, '64, to re-enlist Jan. 23, '65, in Co. D., 1st regiment Hancock 1st Army Corps, was honorably discharged Jan. 2, 1866, at the close of the war.

Veteran Johnson visited Gettysburg, and took part in the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913. The visit was a great feast of good things, and good will for the boys of the blue and the gray who met on the old battlefield as friends and comrades united in allegiance to one government, and one flag consecrated by their common sacrifices. Twenty-four Veteran Volunteers went to war from Williamstown of his company, and, of these Veteran Johnson was the last survivor.

The members of the William Wells Post, Sons of Veterans, and the Women's relief Corps of Williamstown, also, the ladies of the G. A. R. Circle of Barre, will attend the funeral.

Barre Daily Times, May 22, 1922


WHEREAS, with sorrow we are called upon to mourn the loss of another Comrade, Jason Johnson. He was a worthy member of our Post. THEREFORE,

RESOLVED, that we express to the wife and children our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of a kind husband and father. RESOLVED, that a copy of these Resolutions be placed on the records of this Post, and a copy be sent to the wife, and also a copy sent to the Barre Daily Times for publication.

O. F. Seaver---committee.

Barre Daily Times, June 17, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French

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