Johnson, Nelson H.
Age: 21, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/21/62, CPL, Co. K, 14th VT INF, pr SGT 2/28/63, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 1841, Newfane, VT
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 51367999
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT
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North Adams Transcript
7 Oct 1907
DEATH AT POWNAL OF
VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR
Nelson Johnson Experienced
Hardships in the Army from
Which He Never Recovered
Nelson Johnson, aged 66, one of the rapidly diminishing handful of Civil war veterans of Pownal, died at his home at 5 o'clock this morning. Mr. Johnson was born in Newfane, Vt., but went to Pownal early in life and had made his home there ever since. At the beginning of the war Mr. Johnson was not old enough to enlist but as soon as he was 21 he enlisted as a nine months man and served his full term of enlistment. He also remained one month longer to be present at at the battle of Gettysburg which was then threaten- ing. He was a member of Company K, 14th Vermont Volunteers. After the battle of Gettysburg he was honorably discharged, having been promoted to the rank of sergeant for bravery. He came home sadly broken in health and had never been in good health since. He was a member of the G.A.R. post in Bennington.
Mr. Johnson twice married. His first marriage was to Addie E. Green and took place 44 years ago at Hoosick, N.Y. His second marriage took place ten years ago to Lydia C. Green, a sister of his former wife. Mrs. Johnson and three children survive. Charles Johnson of Jamaica, N.Y., Mrs. Elliot Niles of Pownal, and Edward Johnson of Pownal.
Mr. Johnson was conscious at the very last. Hiss illness was long and painful but he bore it patiently. He was a kind friend and good neighbor and will be greatly missed by his many friends who extend their sympathy to his family in their deep sorrow.
The funeral arrangements have not been made, pending the arrival of the son, Charles Johnson, who was in California, and who started for home Saturday.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.