Biographical Profile: Pvt. Joseph L. Johnston, Company B, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment
Transcribed by Tami McConahy, 2nd great-grandniece of Corp. Thomas John Martin, Co. F. from "The Magee Family" by Robert Ashley Stevenson.
The Magee Family by Robert Ashley Stevenson
Sarah Jane Clinefelter (b. 1838, d. 1883), m. 1864, Joseph L. Johnston (b. 1839, d. 1909). He was a Civil War veteran; enlisted in Co. B, 100th Reg't., Penna. Vol., in August 1861; was captured and taken prisoner; was in Andersonville Prison, but he, with two companions, finally escaped, and after travelling night and hiding by day, finally succeeded in reaching the Union lines in safety and served out his enlistment. His grandson, Sidney Johnston, of Enid, Okla., has the diary telling of his grandfather's Civil War experiences. A short time after the death of Mrs. Johnston, he moved with his family to Kingman County, Kansas; family remained in the West with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. Rodgers, who returned to Mercer County, Pa.; Mrs. Johnston died at her home near Indian Run, Pa.
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