INK SIGNED IMAGE OF THREE TIMES WOUNDED NEW YORK OFFICER

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CDV is a bust view of Nathan J. Johnson of the 93rd and 115th New York. Johnson is shown wearing a dark double-breasted frock coat with lieutenant colonel shoulder straps.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are very good.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for THE ADDIS GALLERY….WASHINGTON, D.C. Bottom of reverse has “TRULY YOURS, N. J. JOHNSON LT. COL. 115th N.Y. VOLS.” in period ink.

Nathan Jewett Johnson was born on August 22, 1822 in Granville, New York. By the time he reached adulthood he was a successful farmer and lawyer.

Johnson was commissioned captain of Company I, 93rd New York on December 11, 1861. The 93rd was assigned to the Army of the Potomac where it served in the 4th Corps on the Peninsula before being assigned as Provost Marshall of the army. In March of 1864 the 93rd was assigned to the 2nd Corps and a month later Captain Johnson was discharged for promotion in the 115th New York.

Johnson was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 115th New York on April 13, 1864. He saw action at Chester Station, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Fisher. During his service with the 115th Johnson was wounded three times, at Deep Bottom on August 18, 1864, Chaffin’s Farm on August 1, 1864 and at Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865.

Near the war’s end Johnson was promoted to colonel by brevet on March 13, 1865 and permanently to colonel on April 29th of that same year. He was mustered out at Raleigh, North Carolina on June 17, 1865.

After the war Johnson practiced law in Saratoga County, New York. He died on October 19, 1894 and is buried in Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery.  [ad]

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