About John Wesley Johnson
John Wesley Johnson was a private who served in the Georgia 6th Infantry Regiment, Company "H". One record says he was in Colquitt's brigade. His enlistment date is January 31, 1864. In March and April of 1864 he reported "present" in Charleston, South Carolina.He was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864 by a mortar shell. He lost his right arm just above the wrist, one finger on his left hand, and had wounds in his left thigh. A doctor in Atkins, Arkansas said the following in a petition for a pension, "Right arm off half way from Elbow to wrist. Little Finger of left hand off. Wound to left thigh."Another doctor wrote, "Loss of Right Arm just above rist - one finger off of left-hand and others generally mamed and wound in the thigh. All Cause by Mortar Shell Explosion."He was admitted to the Jackson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on August 1, 1864. He was furloughed on October 2, 1864 for 60 days.
Arkansas, Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1935 about J. W. Johnson
Name: J. W. Johnson
Residence Location: Pope, Arkansas
State Served From: Georgia
Vet Application Year: 1891
John Wesley Johnson Obituary
28 December 1923 , "Atkins Chronicle"
"John W. Johnson, aged 77 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Wright, in Atkins early Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence Tuesday at 11 a. m. by Rev. G. C. Johnson, assisted by Rev. F. Sanders. Burial was in the St. Joe cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Johnson was an ex-Confederate veteran, and was severely wounded in battle. He was well known here having lived for years near Economy and at Atkins. His wife died a few months past. He is survived by three children and a number of grand children. He was a member of the Methodist church."