★★★ -Johnson, William Arthur

William Arthur Johnson Sr.:
Born: September 26, 1827
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Birthplace: Lauderdale County Alabama
Father: Enoch M. Johnson 1795 – 1840
Mother: Martha Weatherly 1787 – 1860
Wife: Katherine Myers Barton 1844 – 1920
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Richard Johnson 1864 – 1906
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Loutie D. Johnson 1867 – 1901
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Minnie Martin Johnson Gantt 1871 – 1968
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Kate Barton Johnson McTyer 1872 – 1957
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Ella Henry Johnson Appleby 1874 – 1956
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
William Arthur Johnson Jr. 1875 – 1876
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Clark Barton Johnson 1877 – 1940
(Buried: Sallisaw City Cemetery Sallisaw Oklahoma)
John William Johnson 1880 – 1970
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Rev. Albert Sidney Johnson 1881 – 1971
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama)
Joseph E. Johnson 1883 – 1942
(Buried: Oak Hill Memorial Park McAlester Oklahoma)

Occupation before War:
Steamboat Owner and Pilot on Mississippi River

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Steamboat Operator
1862 – 1863: Major of 4th​ Alabama Cavalry Regiment
1863: Lt. Colonel of 4th​ Alabama Cavalry Regiment
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 4th​ Alabama Cavalry Regiment
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Anthony's Hill Tennessee
1865: Paroled on May 4th​ at Citronville Alabama

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1891: Cotton Broker and Planter in Tuscumbia Alabama

Died: June 4, 1891
Place of Death: Tuscumbia Alabama
Age at time of Death: 63 years old
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery Tuscumbia Alabama
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
It was his fleet of steamboats that supplied Forts Henry and Donelson in January of 1862.Later In Alabama He burned his boats and cargo to prevent their capture and use by Northern invaders. This is when he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He scouted for Bragg during the Shiloh Campaign and for Price during the Cornith Campaign. His 4th Alabama that he was Col. of was part of Gen. Roddey's Division. Johnson commanded Roddey's Division at the battle of Brice's Crossroads in 1864. The wound he recieved 3 miles south of Pulaski, Tenn. left him on crutches for six years and with a permanent limp.
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