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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Io.)

John M. Johnson​1

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Linn County, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Nov. 7, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 17, 1867.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Harker, Kan., Oct., 1867, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov., 1867, to Mar. 25, 1868, — St. Louis, Mo., to Apr. 30,

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1867)

1868, — Scouting in Kansas, May to Nov., 1868, — Camp Supply, I. T., Nov., 1868, — Scouting in Kansas, Colorado, and Indian Territory, Dec., 1868, to Oct., 1869, — Ft. Wallace, Kan., Oct., 1869, to Apr., 1870 (leave of absence, Dec. 14, 1869, to Mar. 13, 1870), — Scouting in Colorado,  p91 Apr. to Nov., 1870, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Dec. 28, 1870; and on leave of absence, Dec. 28‑31, 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Dec. 31, 1870.

Civil History. — Farmer, Stone Co., Mo., 1871‑80. Merchant, Zamora, Kan., since 1880.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Lawyer, Colorado Springs, Colo. — Residence, Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1892. — County Attorney of El Paso County, Colo., in 1898. — Inspector-General of Colorado, April 28, 1899, for the term of two years.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Lawyer, Colorado Springs, Colo. — Residence, Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1892.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Mitchell Johnson, Born Nov. 15, 1843.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1867.

Honorably Discharged at His Own Request, Dec. 31, 1870.

Civil History. — Engaged in cattle raising and ranching in southwestern Missouri; member of Missouri Legislature; Superintendent of Schools, Stone County, Mo., to 1879, when he moved to Kansas; admitted to bar of Kansas; took up residence at Colorado Springs, Col., 1893; practiced law. County Attorney, El Paso County, 1898‑99; Inspector-General, Colorado National Guard, 1899‑1900.

Died, June 23, 1913, at Colorado Springs, Col.: Aged 70.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.

The Author's Note:

1 John M. Johnson, before becoming a Cadet, was a Private in the 20th Iowa Volunteers, from Aug., 1862, until Sep., 1863; in Missouri and Arkansas, under Generals Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Curtis, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Schofield, and Herron; at the Siege of Vicksburg, under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant; and in Louisiana under General Banks.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Johnson's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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