Seven grandsons and one son of John Johnston fought in the Civil War or, as it was known in the south, the War Between the States. Of them, three died while in service, and one of illness shortly following the end of the war. This conflict touched nearly every family in the United States, and the Johnstons were no exception. Their land also served as a mustering place for the 94th and 110th OVI.
The 110th OVI was organized October 3, 1862 under Colonel J. Warren Keifer and served in the Army of the Potomac. They engaged in 20 battles and lost 795 men. The unit was mustered out June 25th, 1865.
The 94th OVI was organized under Colonel J.W. Frizell in august of 1862. It joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign and took part in the last battle at Bentonville. The unit was mustered out June 6, 1865.
Johnstons in the Civil War
Photos courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society and an anonymous donor
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