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Johnson, Martha

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): Teacher
Service: Freedman's Teacher, Port Royal, SC, 1863-1871

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VITALS

Birth: 09/17/1822, Peacham, VT
Death: 12/21/1871

Burial: Saint Helenas Church Cemetery, Beaufort, SC
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 84817978

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: Johnson Family of Peacham, Vt., Papers, 1854-1904 (VHS, MSA-185)

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BURIAL:

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Saint Helenas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Beaufort, SC

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Biography

From March 1863 to 1871, Martha Johnson (9/17/1822-12/21/1871), an abolitionist from Peacham, Vermont, served as a freedman's teacher in Port Royal, South Carolina. Documented in McShane, Alice, ed. "Reading, Writing, and War: A Vermonter's Experience in the Port Royal Experiment, 1863-1871." Vermont History 67, no. 3-4 (1999): 101-14. In addition, Johnson Family papers, Vermont Historical Society, include a biography and letters.

See also The Flow of History newsletter, Fall, 2006.


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