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Johnston, Elliot, 1826-1901


Biographical Note

Elliott Waters Johnston was born 21 June 1840 to David S. Johnston and Julia Ann Bodwell (Ursuila?). He had four siblings: Lydia M Johnston, Edgar N. Johnston, Silas A. Johnston, David M. Johnston born between 1837 and 1848 based on data from the 1850 United States Census. Johnston and his siblings were raised in Sidney, Deleware, New York.

On 14 August 1862, Johnston enlisted in the Union Military. By 27 September 1862, Johnston was a member of Company I, New York 144th Infantry Regiment. He was later promoted to Full First Sergeant on 1 April, 1865. Johnston was mustered out of the military on 25 June 1865 at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

In 1869 Johnston married Emily J. Clark. They had three children: Edith L. Johnston, Charles E. Johnston, and Leslie W. Johnston. All were born between 1871 and 1876.

Johnston died 7 May 1909. Johnston was burried in Westmoreland Union Cemetary, Oneida County, New York.

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New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts (1861-1900)
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles (1861-1865)
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Elliott Johnston Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-2016-017

The Elliott Johnston Correspondence includes three letters from Sergeant Elliott Johnston to Col. John S. Mosby on the topic of relaying information from General Lee to General Early during the Civil War, some 30+ years prior.

Dates: 1897, n.d.