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Johnsburg goes to war: 1861-1865

JOHNSBURG - The News Enterprise is pleased to announce a new column to our readers. "Johnsburg Goes to War" by Glenn L. Pearsall will consist of bi-weekly pieces seeking information about local veterans of the Civil War.

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We are fast approaching the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. One hundred and two men from Johnsburg served in the Union forces, 25 of whom died in the war. Fifty-three other Civil War veterans moved to Johnsburg after the war and are buried in our local cemeteries. I hope to do a program on these men at Tannery Pond Community Center in Sept. of 2011 to commemorate their sacrifices and I need your help in gathering more information.

I am looking for pictures of these men, preferably in uniform. Diaries, letters and stories passed down through families about the war years will also be appreciated. If you have any information on the men listed below, please contact me at 251-3009 or pearsall.glenn@gmail.com. More names will be listed in the coming columns. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from anyone with more information.

Glenn L. Pearsall

Aldous, George H.

Born 1848 in Granville, NY. Served in 175th Inf. Co. D. Father: George. Mother: Eliza Bedell of Johnsburg, NY

Austin, Charles F.

Born 1845 in Johnsburg, NY. Father: Edward. Mother: Minerva Rollin. Died in Battle of Pingo Landing on April 5, 1864.

Austin, David T.

Born 1841 in Johnsburg, NY. Served in 118th Inf. Co. D. Father: Edward. Mother: Minerva Rollin. Died in Hamilton Hospital, VA on Sept. 25, 1863.

Austin, Geo Washington

Born 1837 in Johnsburg, NY. Served in 148th Inf. Co. B. Father: Edward. Mother: Minerva Rollin.

Austin, Rollin F.

Born 1843 in Johnsburg, NY. Served in 22nd Inf. Father: Edward. Mother: Minerva Rollin. Died on Apr. 10, 1862 in Washington, DC. Buried at Soldiers Burial Ground.

Austin, Shelden W.

Born 1839 in Johnsburg, NY. Served in 93rd Inf. Co. A. Father: Edward. Mother: Minerva Rollin. Died in Battle of White House Landing, VA on June 23, 1862.

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