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93rd New York officer - Captain Nathan J. Johnson

Cover image for Jerusalem Plank Road, a book of poetry focused on the Petersburg Campaign of the U.S. Civil War. Image source: Library of Congress. Johnson later served as Lt. Col. of the 115th New York, and was wounded three times, twice during the Petersburg Campaign and once in the assault on Fort Fisher. The 93rd's regimental history contains a brief bio: NATHAN J. JOHNSON. The subject of this sketch was born in Granville, Washington County, New York, on the 22d day of August, 1822. He was a lawyer by profession and practicing in his native town at the breaking out of the rebellion, and in the fall of 1861 he conceived the idea of raising a company to aid in the suppression of the rebellion. He at once relinquished his professional duties, and on Nov. 3, 1861, enlisted and entered the field ; recruiting in Granville and Hampton, Washington County, and on securing thirty-two men he reported at Albany barracks, where the 93d Regimen: was being formed. A complete company organization was formed by uniting with his men, those who had been enlisted in Argyle byWm. Randal, and James M. Crawford, and men enlisted by Robert S. Robertson, of Whitehall, with these Company "I" was formed, and Nathan J. Johnson was elected and commissioned captain, in which capacity he served until April 13, 1864, when he resigned to accept promotion as lieutenant-colonel of the 115th Regiment. New York Infantry, to which rank he mustered and served until the close of the war, and was mustered out with that regiment June 17, 1865. On the 29th day of April, 1865, he was promoted to colonel, but did not muster. He was also brevetted colonel of U. S. V. He was a good officer and genial companion, making friends wherever he went. On returning to civil life he resumed the practice of the law, and settled in Fulton County, where, in appreciation of his services as a soldier and ability as a lawyer, he was elected and served as county judge. He died on the 10th day of October, 1884, at Broadalbin, Fulton County, New York.

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