Tuesday, May 12, 2020

1864/1865 Payments On Behalf of Parents in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier William H. Johnson; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

William H. Johnson, age 21; then serving in Company A of the 15th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 on behalf of his parents in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 38 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • George Johnson, age 63; father
  • Olevia Johnson, age 63; mother

1850 and 1860 US Censuses of Robbinston, Maine
  • William H. Johnson was perhaps the "Henry" shown as a son of George and Olivia 

1861  Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War - William H. Johnson, first enlistment
  • age 18, born in Robbinston, Maine; living in Robbinston and working as a farmer
  • 5' 2" tall, with dark complexion, gray eyes, brown hair
  • enlisted on 21 November 1861 as a private in Company A of the 15th for a period of 3 years
  • mustered in at Augusta, Maine, on 6 December 1861
  • re-enlisted on 25 January 1864 in Vet. Vol.
  • left service on 5 July 1866 at Charleston, South Carolina - honorable discharge

1864  Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865William H. Johnson, re-enlistment
  • age 20, born in Robbinston, Maine; working as a farmer in Robbinston
  • volunteered for a period of 3 years on 25 January 1864
  • sworn and subscribed to at Matagorda Island, Texas
  • 5' 2" tall, with blue eyes, black hair and dark complexion
  • Company A, 15th Regiment of Maine Volunteers

1890  Veterans Schedules - William H. Johnson, then living in Calais, Maine
  • was a private in Company A of ?
  • served from 1861 to 1866
  • health issues: defective right ?; malarial fever

1900 US Census of Pembroke, Maine - William H. Johnson
  • born in month of April, about 1844
  • boarding in home of George and Nellie Antone
  • working at ? sardines - possibly foreman

1910-1912  United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 - William H. Johnson
  • Togus, Maine - admitted 16 July 1910; discharged 16 January 1912
  • enlisted 1 December 1861 as a private in Company A of 15th ME Infantry
  • reenlisted on 25 January 1864 in Texas
  • born in Robbinston, Maine on 19 April 1840
  •  5'2" tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, gray hair
  • age 68; can read and write; Protestant
  • single, working as a blacksmith in West Pembroke, Maine
  • nearest relative: Capt. E. W. Leighton of West Pembroke, Maine

  Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca 1780-1990 - William H. Johnson
  • born 1843
  • served in Company A of 15th Maine Infantry
  • buried in the Dennysville Cemetery in Pembroke, Maine

Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 - William H. Johnson
  • address at time of death: Dennysville, Maine
  • date of birth: 1843
  • buried in a or the Dennysville Cemetery in Section C, Lot 130
  • date of enlistment: 21 November 1861 at Augusta, Maine
  • date of discharge: 5 July 1866
  • private in Company A of 15th Maine Volunteer Infantry

abt 1912 - William's FindaGrave memorial   The last record I could find shows his discharge from the Soldiers Home at Togus, Maine, on 16 January 1912; whether he had died on that date or whether he died later is a mystery that hopefully a reader will solve.

If you have information on the family of William H. Johnson, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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