Here's what the roster of the 8th Iowa Cavalry reveals:
Johnson, Eli. Age 23. Residence Moravia, nativity Virginia. Enlisted
June 24, 1863. Mustered
Aug. 28, 1863. Taken prisoner July 30, 1864, Newnan, Ga. Mustered
out June 5, 1865, Clinton,
Johnson, Robert K. Age 30. Residence Moravia, nativity Virginia.
Enlisted June 24, 1863, as
Fourth Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 28, 1863. Taken prisoner July 30,
1864, Newnan, Ga. Promoted
Third Sergeant March 16, 1865. Mustered out June 5, 1865, Clinton, Iowa.
It appears both men survived the war and returned to Iowa. They were
both in Company "F."
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I have several ancestors--they were all brothers. I would appreciate a lookup.
Robert K. Johnson (or R. K.)
Eli (or Elias) Johnson
These two were in the 8th Cavalry Ia--the rest all mustered together on the 1863 Monroe
County Militia Roll--unsure if they actually served or not.
James E. Johnson
As I stated before, all were from Monroe county from the town of Franklin.
All except Robert appear on the 1870 census. Robert and Eli were in Andersonville and
Florence prisons. Since on the Andersonville roster of prisoners it states that both men
survived - I believe Robert died at Florence. I need some confirmation of this.
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