SAMUEL W. JOHNSON
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 7 May 1828 in White County, TN
Died: 18 Feb 1921 in Pontotoc County, OK
Buried: Knox Cemetery, Pontotoc County, OK
Parents:

Married: Alta J. Madewell about 1870 in Putnam County, TN
Born: Feb 1840 in White County, TN
Died: 1907-1910 in either Putnam County, TN or Pontotoc County, OK
Parents: John and Judith "Judy" (Grant) Madewell

Children:

  1. James Johnson
  2. Hop Johnson
  3. Mary M. Johnson
  4. Minty Johnson

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted 25 Jul 1861 at Tullahoma, TN
  • Entered as Corporal and left 2nd Lieutenant
  • Age: 23
  • Jul 25 - Oct 31, 1861: Present
  • Sep - Dec, 1862: Present
  • Jan - Feb, 1863: Not Stated
  • Mar - Apr, 1863: Suspended and sent to Chattanooga Spl Ord No. 25 Hd Qtrs No 2; 20 Feb 1863
  • Resignation was accepted by President 12 Jun 1863
  • Elected 2nd Lieutenant at the reorganization at Corinth MS 10 May 1862. Resigned at Fairfield, TN 12 Aug 1863
  • S. O. 25/1 Suspended - 10 Feb 1863
  • S. O. 73/2 Return to Duty - 7 May 1863
  • 26 Sep 1863: Detailed and sent to Dalton after Stragglers
  • Resignation Letter dated 22 May 1863
  • Various Vouchers for supplies

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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COMPLETE TRANSCRIPTION

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 8 May 1904
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Jernigan, Putnam County
  • Member: Company K, 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Diseases: Breaking down constitution and rheumatism
  • Born: 7 May 1828 Putnam County, formerly White County
  • Enlisted: May 1861 in Capt. Abraham Ford's Company, Col S. S. Stanton's Regiment
  • Married: Wife is 64 years old
  • Has 3 sons and 3 daughters
  • Attest: A. Welch & J. S. Chisam
  • 2nd Application Filed: 30 Sep 1911
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Wounds: Knocked down by a bomb shell in the Murfreesboro battle; Was struck in the shoulder and affected eyes
  • Wife is deceased
  • Attest: G. W. Henry & A. Welch

Supporting Documents:

  • H. D. Whitson and Algood Moore (3 Nov 1906) - Support his claim
  • S. W. Johnson (3 Nov 1906) - On June 1861, near Johnson's mill, SWJ enlisted in Capt. Abraham Ford's Company K and was mustered into service at Tullahoma. He was in the battles of Fishing Creek, Corinth, Tupelo, Stevenson AL, Perryville, Murfreesboro and many others. Throughout the war, he was often detailed to secure rations for his company, to guard prisoners, and do other special work. Before the battle of Chickamauga, Col. Hughes put SJW in charge of John Spencer, H. T. Watson, Mark Sherrill and John Tabors. These men were to go back to Putnam County to get deserters and new recruits. After getting new recruits, SWJ tried to get back to his command, but he was cut off by Stokes men, who were trying to kill him.
  • G. W. Henry (20 Nov 1906) - SWJ was commissioned by Col. Hughes to go home and bring back a company of recruits and deserters. When he did, he was cut off from his command by Stokes men. SWJ distinguished himself at the battle of Murfreesboro by refusing to lie down when the company was ordered to do so, but stood up boldly commanding his men. GWH has a maimed arm where he was badly shot at the battle of Chickamauga.
  • S. F. Carr (20 Nov 1906) - Supports his claim
  • John H. Verble (24 Nov 1906) - Supports his claim
  • Frank Moses, Special Examiner (3 Dec 1906) - Did SWJ take oath before or after surrender?
  • TN Board of Pension Examiners (3 Dec 1906) - Request for Service Records
  • S. W. Johnson (8 Feb 1907) - Repeat of 3 Nov 1906 statement
  • D. C. Gossage (8 Feb 1907) - Attest to above Statement
  • E. H. Boyd (12 Feb 1907) - Support of his claims as well as Mrs. Mary Wooten, widow of Benjamin Wooten, and Homer Powers claims
  • S. W. Johnson ( 17 Oct 1908) - Pension Status Request
  • G. W. Henry (30 Oct 1908) - Supports his claim
  • S. W. Johnson (8 Nov 1908) - Pension Status Request
  • S. W. Johnson (?) - Forced on the account of health to resign as 2nd Lieutenant in Loudon, TN in August 1863. SWJ had measles which settled into his lungs.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 56
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1891 Enumeration of Male Citizens: District 3
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 45A
  • 1910 Census: Pontotoc County, OK, Page 115A
  • 1920 Census: Pontotoc County, OK, Page 11A

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Oklahoma Confederate Pension Application: #884: 24 Jun 1915 - Ada, OK