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Andrews Brown Johnson

Obituary of Porter Johnson, Richmond, Virginia.

Porter Johnson, who died in Richmond, Va., in 1917, was one of the few remaining of those heroic boys who played such a gallant part in the battle of New Market. He was born October 19, 1845, and was a volunteer in the Confederate army in 1861-62, serving then in West Virginia, where he was born, and taking part in the battles of King's Mountain, Cheat Mountain, and Philippi. He entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1863 and fought with his corps in the historic battle of New Market. In the latter part of March, 1865, he joined Company A of the 8th Virginia Infantry, Col. Garnett Andrews, with which he served as lieutenant. He was captured at Salisbury, N. C., and sent to Camp Chase, where his uncle had died shortly before. Porter Johnson was released June 13, 1865, and returned to his home in Rockbridge, Va. In 1867 he was married to Miss Rose M. Brown, daughter of Ludwell H. Brown, of Richmond, and Margaret Cabell McClelland, of Nelson, and seven of their ten children survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1922.

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