Johnsburg Goes to War: 1861-1865

I just returned from a few weeks vacation, which included re-visiting several Civil War battlefields to try to determine exactly where on that battlefield men from Johnsburg fought - and died. These battlefields included Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Manassas, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, Cold Harbor, Drury's Bluff and Fort Harrison. Accompanying me was my dog "Tait" who I think now has explored more Civil War battlefields than any other dog in the north country! I look forward to sharing with you the information and pictures I took in these explorations at my Tannery Pond presentation "Johnsburg Goes to War" in September of 2011.

The following men are not listed in the 1860 Johnsburg census. I presume they moved to Johnsburg after the war. Each is buried in Union Cemetery in North Creek.

Next week: 5 members of the Waldron family go to war, which will complete my list of Civil War veterans buried at Union Cemetery.

If you have any additional information on these men, or the men listed in earlier columns, I would appreciate hearing from you. I can be contacted at 251-3009 or by e-mail at pearsall.glenn@gmail.com.

Glenn L. Pearsall

Russell, Judson

Born July 20, 1842, son of Ralph and Keziah (Dunbar). Died Feb. 15, 1889.

Scripter, Nuel

Born July, 14, 1838. Not listed in 1860 Johnsburg census although there is a Lafloat Scripter listed as age 26. Nuel served in Co. E of the 22nd NYVI and then apparently re-enlisted and served the balance of the war in Co. I of the 16th NY Heavy Artillery.

Smith, Franklin D.

Born in 1840. Served in Co. I of the 118th NYVI. Died Nov. 30, 1916.

Stone, Dennis

Born 1835. Served as a Captain of Co. G in the 118th NYVI. Died Oct. 6, 1902.

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