Civil War Soldier

    Johnson, Mastin Clark

 The following is a copy of the letter that was from the Tennessee Board Pension Examiners, on their letter head, concerning Mastin Clark Johnson:

"In 1861, he enlisted in the Fiftieth Tenn. Infantry, C.S. A., and served with it until the surrender of Fort Donelson, when he made his escape and joined the Thirteenth Tenn. Infantry, and served with that regiment
until the battle of Shiloh, when he was transferred to the First Kentucky Cavalry and was in that command until Aug. 1, 1863/4.  He then joined the Second Kentucky Cavalry, which belonged to Gen Morgan's brigade, and he served with him until the close of the war.  He was with Morgan North of the Ohio, but before the latter's surrender he crossed the river as advance guard,
made his escape, and joined a portion of Morgan's command in West Virginia."

Born on September 1st, 1841 and died May 12, 1917 in Montgomery County, TN.  He was the son of Alexander Lewis Johnson and Dianna Coleman Williams Terry, and is buried among them in the Johnson Family Cemetery
in Montgomery County.

Submitted by Patricia (Hamilton)  Brown

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