Orson D. and Mary L. Johnson papers  1862-1865
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Biography

Johnson, Orson D.

Regiment :22nd Wisconsin Volunteers, Co. D

Orson Johnson, born in New York ca. 1831, was a member of the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteers, Co. D, which moved around to various camps: Racine, Wisconsin (August 1862); Cincinnati, Ohio (September 1862); Camp Bloodgood (October 1862); Williamstown, Kentucky (October 1862); Lexington, Kentucky (November 1862); and Nicholasville, Kentucky (December 1862). As a part of the Army of the Cumberland, this regiment likely fought in the Battle of Stone River. Johnson was discharged in early 1863, after being wounded in battle. Just before the war, Johnson lived as a farmer in Delavan, Wisconsin, with his wife, Mary L. (Cullen) Johnson, and young children Harry and Nettie. They married by 1854. Orson D. Johnson died on February 8, 1869.