|Death: ||Sep., 1864|
George P. Johnson was age 28, working as a shuttle maker, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 30, 1863, at Boston, Massachusetts, for a term of one year, as a Landsman, to the credit of Attleboro, Massachusetts. He served on the Receiving Ship OHIO and aboard the U.S.S. NIPSIC. He was taken prisoner on February 27, 1864, and confined at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia, as a Prisoner of War. He died there on September 8 or 9, 1864 (depending on the source), of diarrhea.
Sources: MASS. SOLDIERS..., 8: 225; Goss, THE SOLDIER'S STORY, p. 358.
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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