Friday, January 25, 2008

Frederick B. Johnson

Private, Co. F, 6th Iowa Infantry

The son of Freeborn W. & Electa (Barrows) Johnson, he was born August 4, 1844 in Indiana. He moved with his parents in the spring of 1854 to Washington Township, Clarke County, Iowa where he resided when he enlisted in Company F, 6th Iowa Infantry on August 26, 1862. He was mustered into service on September 10, 1862. He received a wound which shattered the bone of his right thigh at Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 25, 1863. He mustered out of the service at Keokuck, Iowa July 15, 1864 due to the expiration of his term of service. He died from the effects of his wound on April 15, 1868 in Clarke County, Iowa and is buried in there Cox Cemetery. “He was a special favorite with all his acquaintances, and his death was a source of universal regret.”

His brother, Moses T. Johnson also served in Co. F, 6th Iowa Infantry

Sources: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System; Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 1, p. 848; Biographical Sketch of Freeborn W. Johnson from The History of Clarke County, Iowa, p. 97; 1856 Iowa State Census for Washington Township, Clarke County, Iowa;

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