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Braly Harrison Johnston McCulloch

Obituary of W. G. Johnston, Houston, Texas.

W. G. Johnston, who died in Houston, Tex., on April 1, 1916, was born March 9, 1840, in Johnson County, Mo. The family removed to Fannin County, Tex., in 1849, and he enlisted in the Confederate army in April, 1861, as a member of Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry, under Brigadier General Wharton, later under Tom Harrison and Gen. Ben McCulloch. The battles and skirmishes in which he was engaged were: Farmington, Miss.; Richmond, Covington, Big Hill, and Bardstown, Ky.; Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Liberty, Elk River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, siege of Knoxville, Mossy Creek Station, Morristown, Dandridge, Tunnel Hill, Tenn.; Rome, Resaca, Dalton, Rice Springs, New Hope Church, Pine Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, siege of Atlanta, in Georgia; and from Atlanta to the sea. He was wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn, January 1, 1863, and was not able for duty for ninety days; was never transferred or captured; was paroled at Greensboro, N. C., when Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to General Sherman. He arrived at home, in Fannin County, Tex., July 3, 1865, and was married in January, 1868, to Miss Nancy E. Braly, and lived for years in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was also in the battle of Columbia, S. C., and in numerous small engagements not mentioned in the above; was in the last battle fought by Gen. J. E. Johnston at Goldsboro, N. C., and, last of all, under Gen. Joe Wheeler at Salisbury, N. C. in the latter part of April, 1865.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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