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Porter JohnsonRoster ID 2919
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Porter Johnson, Class of 1867: New Market Cadet; Private, Co. B. Genealogy: Born- October 19, 1845, Pruntytown, Taylor Co. [West] Virginia. Father- Mortimer H. Johnson; Mother- Eliza Dulaney Kemble. Pat. Grandfather- Col. William Johnson; Pat. Grandmother- Olive Waldo. Mat. Grandfather- William Kemble; Mat. Grandmother- Margaret Hedgmond Dulaney. Married- Rose M. Brown, 1867. Children- 1st: Fanny Kemble; 2nd: Richard Mortimer; 3rd: Ludwell Harrison; 4th: Leake McClelland; 5th: Edmonia Preston; 6th: Olive McClelland; 7th: Alice Lee; 8th: James Brown; 9th: Waldo Porter; 10th: William Kemble. VMI & Military Record: Living in Brownsburg, Rockbridge Co., Virginia at beginning of war; matriculated at VMI on September 1, 1863 and was a cadet private at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864; resigned from Corps of Cadets on March 6, 1865 and joined the 8th Confederate Battalion commanded by Col. Garnett Andrews; captured at Salisbury, NC on April 12, 1865 and imprisoned; paroled June 13, 1865. Postwar: Returned to Rockbridge County, Virginia where he was a farmer; died June 9, 1917. Career: Farmer. Died- June 9, 1917, in Richmond, VA.|
|Additional Online Resources:||Family papers|