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Carter Johnson (June 28, 1845 - July 30, 1908) served as a private in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Carter Johnson was born June 28, 1845 in Carter County, Tennessee to James Vaughn and Alice (Salts) Johnson. He married Martha Keene (1842-1927) with whom he had three children.[1]

Civil War service

Johnson enlisted in Company B on September 23, 1863 in Knox County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in February 21, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.

He is described as 19 years old, 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a blacksmith.

Johnson was present for duty until he deserted some after August 31, 1864.[2] He returned to the regiment January 20, 1865 in Grainger County, Tennessee in compliance with President Lincoln's proclamation and was restored to duty. Johnson is listed as present for duty for the remainder of his service.

Johnson mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $37.76 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Johnson applied for an invalid's pension on June 7, 1883. He died July 30, 1908 of typhoid fever in Carter County and is buried at N. G. Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery in Carter County.

His wife applied for a widow's pension on August 4, 1908.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Civil District No. 5, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. The company muster roll records are incomplete until May / June 1865.

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