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Harrison Henderson Johnson (December 1828 - February 8, 1910) served as blacksmith in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Harrison "Harris" Johnson was born in December 1828 in Burke County, Tennessee to Abraham and Jane Daniels (McKinney) Johnson. He married Cyntha Adeline Franklin (1830-1906) with whom he had at least fourteen children.

Civil War service

Johnson enlisted as a private in Company C on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee and appointed blacksmith the same day.

He is listed as present for duty throughout his service except for furlough granted on June 26, 1865.

Johnson mustered out with the regiment at Knoxville, Tennessee on September 5, 1865. At the time he was owed $9.95 from the government for his clothing, had been paid $25 bounty, and was owed $75.00 in bounty.

Post-war life

Johnson applied for an invalid's pension dated February 4, 1880. He died February 8, 1910 in Mitchell County, North Carolina and is buried at Elk Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Newland, North Carolina.

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