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Capt Benjamin Hawkins Johnson
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Birth: 1837, USA
Death: 1865
Texas, USA

Confederate States Army - CO K 14 Texas Cav.

Obituary in the Dallas Herald on July 1, 1865. (This was about 2.5 months after the end of the Civil War.) :
"Died ---- at Johnson's Station, Tarrant County, Texas, on the 18th inst., of Consumption, Capt, Benj. J. Johnson.

The subject of this notice was born in the State of Alabama, the 25th Nov. 1836 ---- immigrated with his father to Texas when quite a youth, where he was reared into manhood.

In the disastrous struggle through which we have just passed, he promptly took his stand for the South. He volunteered as a private in the summer of 1861 and was elected 1st Lieut. of Capt. Brinson's Company, 9th Texas Cavalry ---- resigned, raised a company and joined the 14th Texas Cavalry, commanded by his father Col. M. T. Johnson. He crossed the Miss. River in May 1862 with his Reg't, where he proved himself a soldier and an officer, he passed through the Kentucky campaign with Gen Bragg in the fall and winter of 1862, the effects of which brought him to his untimely death.

On the retreat, near Cumberland Gap, his company was sent out on a picket, during the night a severe sleet, and snow storm came up on them, their relief was not sent the next morning, nor the next evening, and for 36 hours, without food or blankets, they were subjected to those intolerable severeties before relief came. Like true soldiers, they would not desert their posts, though it cost them their lives. Pneumonia was the result of this long and continued exposure, and among the victims was Captain Johnson, the cough could not be removed ----- consumption followed. He continued on duty during the summer, but finding his health steadily growing worse, he resigned on surgeon's certificate in the fall of 1863, and returned home, where his health still continued declining, gradually and steadily, until the Lord in his providence disenthralled his spirit of the flesh, and robed it in the spotless purity of eternal life.

His remains were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends to the family burying ground, where they were deposited in return to their mother dust. He left an affectionate wife and two interesting children, little Tommie and little Helen, to mourn their irreparable loss. To them, indeed, this visitation is deeply felt. He was kind and devoted as a husband, affectionate and tender as a father. No more will their little home be made bright and glad by his cheering presence and fond caress. No more at the hearth-stone will his accustomed place be filled. But to the bereaved ones ---- remember that our God has promised to comfort the widow in her afflictions and be a father to the fatherless.

He was not only a loss to his family, but to his country and to his friends. True and faithful to his family, equally so to his country and friends, and where he knows he was loved. And to his relatives and mourning friends, ---- console yourselves with the happy thought that the last moments of his life were the most triumphant. When tottering on the brink of eternity, he was asked if he realized his situation, and was prepared for the terrible leap he was about to make? He whispered, "all is well." And without a murmur or groan fell sweetly to sleep." 
 
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 Parents:
  Middleton Tate Johnson (1810 - 1866)
  Vienna Parker Johnson (1812 - 1859)
 
 Siblings:
  Louisa H Johnson Brinson (1831 - 1866)*
  Thomas J. Johnson (1835 - 1890)*
  Benjamin Hawkins Johnson (1837 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Reid Johnson McLemore (1838 - 1914)*
  Rhoda D. Johnson Record (1844 - 1870)*
  Middleton Tate Johnson (1845 - 1875)*
  Vienna Johnson Field (1852 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colonel Middleton Tate Johnson Plantation Cemetery
Arlington
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Sherri Abshire
Originally Created by: Laurie C.
Record added: Feb 04, 2006
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Capt Benjamin Hawkins Johnson
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Capt Benjamin Hawkins Johnson
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Capt Benjamin Hawkins Johnson
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- Allen Hearrean
 Added: Aug. 29, 2015
Obituary in the Dallas Herald on July 1, 1865. (This was about 2.5 months after the end of the Civil War.) "Died ---- at Johnson's Station, Tarrant County, Texas, on the 18th inst., of Consumption, Capt, Benj. J. Johnson.The subject of this notice was bo...(Read more)
- Sherri Abshire
 Added: Jul. 2, 2015
RememberingAnd Honoring A True Southern Patriot -A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Robert F.Rubel, SCV Camp 1937, Cleburne, Texas
 Added: Jun. 21, 2012
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