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JOHNSON CEMETERY #1, (Off of Hwy 251 near Ardmore, Al.), (NorthEast) LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
JOHNSON, G. (George) W. , 1 May 1840 - 22 Mar 1931. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith". Masonic Emblem. Military marker: "Corp Co A 40th Tenn Inf. Confederate States Army". (Enlistment date: 1861/01/00, Tenn, Fort Pillow, Corporal; Discharge date: 1862/10/12, Regimental Unit, 40th Tn Regiment Co. A.; Pension Rec: Yes, Authority, Alabama Pension No. 16139, Limestone Co. Letter from Adjutant General 1914/07/16, Engagements: From Adjutant General: "The name Geo. W. Johnson has not been found on the rolls, on file in this office (last one dated Dec. 31, 1861), of Company A, 40th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. (the only 40th Tn. organization, C.S.A., of which the office has any record). However, the Union prisoner of war records show that one G.W. Johnson (name also borne as J.W. Johnston), corporal, Co. A, 40th Reg. Tn. (arm of service not shown), C.S.A., Remarks: Was captured at Island No. 10, April 8, 1862, and that he was confined at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois, and declared exchanged at Aikens Landing, November 10, 1862. No later record of him has been found."; Rank: Corporal. Witnesses: Parole & J.J. Turrentine. Ref: Alabama Civil War Service.)