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Porter Johnson memoir, 1909

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: Johnson
Porter Johnson memoir, 1909
Porter Johnson memoir, 1909
Account of the Battle of New Market written in 1909 by Porter Johnson. As a VMI Cadet, Johnson participated in the battle as a Private, Company B. Corps of Cadets.


  • 1909



From the Collection: 1.5 cubic feet (3 document boxes and oversized materials)

Biographical / Historical

Porter Johnson was born on October 19, 1845 in Pruntytown, Taylor County, West Virginia. He was living in Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia at beginning of the Civil War. He matriculated at VMI on September 1, 1863 and was a cadet private at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. He resigned from Corps of Cadets on March 6, 1865 and joined the 8th Confederate Battalion commanded by Colonel Garnett Andrews. He was captured at Salisbury, North Carolina on April 12, 1865 and imprisoned. He was paroled on June 13, 1865. After the war he returned to Rockbridge County, Virginia where he was a farmer. He died on June 9, 1917.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450