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Pvt Benjamin Johnson

Pvt Benjamin Johnson

Birth
USA
Death 12 Feb 1899 (aged 52–53)
Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 10339798 · View Source
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Benjamin Johnson, was a Private in the 57th Regiment Company A of the United States Colored Infantry. He is also listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C on plaque C-68.

The 57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry was organized March 11, 1864, from 4th Arkansas Infantry (African Descent) Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to January, 1365. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Helena and Little Rock, Ark., till August, 1864. (A detachment on Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3, 1864, as bridge train guard.) Skirmish near Little Rock April 26, 1864. Operations against Shelby north of Arkansas River May 13-31. Skirmishes near Little Rock May 24 and 28. March to Brownsville, Ark., August 23, and to Duvall's Bluff August 29. Duty there and at Little Rock till June, 1865; then at various points in the Dept. of Arkansas guarding property and on post duty till December, 1866. Companies "A" and "D" mustered out October 18-19, 1866. Regiment mustered out December 31, 1866.

All Photos were taken by Tonia Holleman. The Memorial Stones was a project of Angela Y. Walton-Raji and Tonia Holleman to all the Arkansas USCT's who fought in the Civil War who needed a permanent resting in Arkansas. They were granted plots by the Fairview Cemetery Board and the City Administrators. A final resting place was given to them at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas Crawford county in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) memorial section of the cemetery.

For any additional information contact Tonia Holleman at toniaH904@aol.com.




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  • Created by: Ronald Walton
  • Added: 17 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10339798
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin Johnson (1846–12 Feb 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10339798, citing Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Ronald Walton (contributor 9245992) .