Alexander I Johnson

BirthSept. 5, 1842
DeathOct. 23, 1932
CemeteryGreenwood (Lexington)
PostReno (Lexington)
Unit14th New Jersey Infantry, Company F

Corporal Alexander I Johnson

Company F, 14th New Jersey Infantry

Johnson was born in Ocean County, New Jersey on September 5, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment on August 15, 1862 and was mustered on August 26, 1862. Johnson served about 2 years and 10 months before his discharge on June 18, 1865 at Washington DC. He was promoted to corporal on January 26, 1865.

The 14th New Jersey Infantry was organized at Camp Vredenburgh (NJ) on August 26, 1862. During Johnson’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (VA) (May 8-12, 1864).

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864). Regimental losses were 37 killed and 28 wounded on June 1, 1864.

Battle of Monocacy (MD) (July 9, 1864). Regimental losses were 27 killed and 26 wounded.

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864).

Hattle of Fisher’s Hill (VA) (September 22, 1864).

Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864).

Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).

At Appomattox Court House (VA) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (April 9, 1865).

Johnson died on October 23, 1932 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington (Dawson County), Nebraska. Johnson was a member of the Reno Post (#112) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lexington.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.