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 August L. Johnson

August L. Johnson

Birth
Death 1898 (aged 24–25)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Burial Quinnesec, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot blk 17, lot 14, pos 1
Memorial ID 103787906 · View Source
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ANOTHER ONE GONE
Private August L Johnson of Company E Died in Cuba
WAS A LONG MEMBER OF COMPANY E
Well and Favorably Known in Iron Mountain
The flag floating half-mast on the city pole this morning told the story of another death in Company E & the sad news soon spread over the city, August L Johnson is the 2nd victim of the war whose name has been spread upon the death roll, & nothing more is known than that he died in Cuba from sickness contracted in the dreaded spot where the 34th Regiment had been camped for nearly 2 months.
The deceased was well & favorably known in this city & his parents live on Kent Street. Father Gustave Johnson works in the Chapin Iron Ore Mine, & his 2 brothers, Oscar & Charles are employed by Rusky Brothers. He also has 2 sisters living at home.
The dead private was one of the oldest of Co E & was much thought of by his comrades & friends. He left here with the 1st lot of soldiers that went away & no previous report had been received of his sickness. (Monday, August 22, 1898 Iron Mountain Daily Tribune Newspaper.)
Several more articles can be found at the Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain.

THE HONORED DEAD
Bodies of Sergeant John Oliver & Privates August Johnson & John Symons Arrive
RECEIVED BY FORMER COMRADES
Bodies Lie in State at the Armory - Viewed By a Large Number of Friends, Respect Paid to the Memory of the Dead
Sunday morning the bodies of the late Sergeant John Oliver & Private August Johnson, of Company E, arrived by the United Sates Express over the Milwaukee Road. Several hundred people gathered at the depot, together with Co E, as a guard of honor to meet the bodies, which enclosed in metallic caskets, furnished by the government & together with the outside boxes weighed about 500 pounds. They were escorted to the Armory, the caskets removed from the boxes & placed in the center of the building, where they were viewed by a large number of people. Suspended from the ceiling directly over the caskets were a circle of decorations on which were the words: Our Heroes, Gone But Not Forgotten".
The complete article can be in found in the April 6, 1899 Iron Mountain Daily Tribune Newspaper at the Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain.


Inscription

A. L. JOHNSON
CO. E.
34. MICH. INF.
SP.AM. WAR

August L Johnson
Co E 34th Mich Inf
Spanish American War


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  • Created by: klh
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103787906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August L. Johnson (1873–1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103787906, citing Quinnesec Cemetery, Quinnesec, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .