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Perry Yates Johnson, Sgt.

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Huron, OH, USA
Death: October 4, 1888 (50)
Place of Burial: Tuscola, MI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Erastus Johnson and Candace Johnson
Husband of Reona Perthany Taft
Father of Myrtle Humes; Mary McDonald; Ruth Hascall; Edward Johnson; Allen Johnson and 1 other
Brother of Olive Johnson; Ralph Johnson; Reuben Johnson; Adelia Shaw; Ebenezer West Johnson (USA) and 9 others

Managed by: Lawrence W. Murphy
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About Perry Y Johnson (USA)

PERRY Y. JOHNSON is a native of Plymouth, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He resided there until seventeen years of age, when he came to Michigan, and for a time was engaged in the lumber woods near the Cass River, and in a planning-mill at Saginaw. Returning to Ohio he remained there about eighteen months, and in 1858 came to Tuscola County, and settled upon eighty acres of land in the township of Denmark. The following three years his time was divided between the farm and the lumber woods. In 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Seventh Michigan Volunteers, under Captain L. H. Richardson, and served in the Army of the Potomac under McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Pope, Meade and Grant. He served three years, and was twice wounded, first in the left arm while doing picket duty on the Rapidan, and second, in the right arm at Gettysburgh. After receiving his discharge, in 1864, he returned to Ohio for his wife, whom he had married soon after his enlistment, and together they came to the township of Denmark, where they remained three years. He then purchased and settled upon thirty-nine acres of land in the township of Juniata, to which he has added from time to time, until his farm now contains 279 acres, which, with 120 acres he owns in Bay County and eighty acres on the Cass River, aggregates 479 acres. He has six children, two sons and four daughters. Enlisted on August 7th, 1861 at Fairgrove for 3 years, age 23, mustered on August 22nd, 1861 (The 7th Michigan Infantry was organized at Monroe, Michigan COMPANY E). Promoted to Sergeant sometime during service. Wounded in Action at the Battle of Gettysburg in his right arm on July 2nd, 1863. Wounded on September 17th, 1863 in his left arm while on picket duty on the Rapidan River, Virginia. Discharged at Petersburg, Virginia August 22nd, 1864. Died on October 4th, 1888. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, Lot 6, section O. Some comments taken from the History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, H.R. Page & Co. Chicago, Ill, 1883

The Seventh entered the Pennsylvania Campaign in 1863 with the Army of the Potomac, and by long and forced marches reached Gettysburg on the 2nd of July, being assigned to a position on Cemetery Ridge, where it remained until the close of battle on the 3rd of July. The Regiment took 14 officers and 151 men into action. Following the two days of fighting they lost 21 killed and 44 wounded, an eloquent eulogy upon the heroism of this regiment

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Perry Y Johnson (USA)'s Timeline

January 15, 1838
Huron, OH, USA
September 14, 1865
Age 27
January 22, 1867
Age 29
November 21, 1868
Age 30
June 26, 1871
Age 33
March 31, 1874
Age 36
December 12, 1875
Age 37
October 4, 1888
Age 50
Tuscola, MI, USA