Lee's Staff Officers - Lt. Colonel Samuel Richards Johnston

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Samuel Richards Johnston
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Born: March 16, 1833

Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia

Father: Dennis Johnston 1787 – 1852
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Mother: Elizabeth Calhoun Dale 1786 – 1853
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

1st Wife: Mary Galbraith Edge 1832 – 1879
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Married: 1859 in Fairfax, Virginia

2nd Wife: Sara Campbell Watts 1854 – 1931
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Married: October 5, 1886

Children:

Samuel R. Johnston 1860 – 1863​
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Dr. Robert E. Lee Johnston 1865 – 1909​
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Anna Eliza Johnston 1868 – 1868​
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Watts King Johnston 1888 – 1888​
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Elizabeth Henrietta Johnston Sneed 1890 – 1963​
Samuel Richards Johnston II 1891 – 1951​
(Buried: East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia)​

Occupation before War:

Civil Engineer in Fairfax County, Virginia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Company F 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Lt. Acting Inspector of Outposts on JEB Stuart’s Staff​
1862: Contract Engineer in Richmond, Virginia​
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1862: Lt. and Engineer on Longstreet’s Staff​
1862 – 1864: Captain and Engineer on General Lee’s Staff​
1864: Major and Engineer on General Lee’s Staff​
1864 – 1865: Lt. Colonel and Engineer on General Lee’s Staff​

Occupation after War:

Civil Engineer in 13 different States​

Died: December 24, 1899

Place of Death: East Orange, New Jersey

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place: Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia
 
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