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Just got this information from Faron Sparkman, historian of Caudill's 13th Kentucky Cav., CSA:

The Andrew J. Johnson who served in Caudill's 13th KY. Cav. was:

JOHNSON, Andrew J. Private 13th KY.Cav.Co.E
May 11, 1842 - Jan. 6, 1929
s/o Elisha & Elizabeth Johnson, on the 1850 Floyd County Census,
served previously in 5th KY. Infantry, Co.E and reportedly the 5th Ky. Infantry, (2nd Organization) Co.G,
enlisted on Oct. 5, 1862 in Whitesburg, Ky., received clothing on Sept. 15, 1864,

disbanded at New River, Va. in May, 1865, not imprisoned, took oath at Louisa, Ky.,
on the 1890 Knott County Special Census and the 1900 Knott County Census,

m. Rebecca Isaacs (1842-1912), 12 children,
received KY. Confederate Pension #2682 in 1913

resident of Dry Creek on Beaver, near Topmost, Ky. (Knott County)
buried in the Isaacs Cemetery, off Rt. 7, Right Fork of Dry Fork, Topmost, Ky. (Knott County)
GPS: 37 19.082 N, 82 45.323 W
Confederate marker

There was another local Andrew J. Johnson Confederate (mentioned on the wed board) who served in Diamond-May's 10th KY. Cav.:

JOHNSON, Andrew J. Private 10thKY. Cav.Co.D

May 19, 1824 - Mar. 9, 1902 living in Pike County in 1860

born in Wythe County, Virginia, m. (1) Margaret J. (1829-ca.1857) (2) Malinda Ratliff (1844-1925)

served previously in the 5th KY. Infantry, Co.G,
widow received KY. Confederate Widow’s Pension #767 in 1912 in Pike County,
buried in the R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Legion Rd. off Rt.122, Shelbiana, Ky. (Pike County)
GPS: 37 25’ 22 N, 082 29’ 40 W
Confederate marker

I'm not sure which one the soldier is more closely related to. But feel free to send him all the above information.

Now comes the confusing part! An error was made in Stephen Lynn's KY. Confederate Pension book listing the Pike County Andrew J. Johnson as being in the13th KY (this may have resulted in incorrect information from the widow who made the application several years later).
Unfortunately this led our group to mark the Pike County soldier at Shelbiana with a 13th KY. Confederate marker quite a few years ago. We have earnest plans this summer for having a monument company change the unit affliiation on his stone to 10th KY.
Then all should be right. But both soldiers have solid service records, received Confederate pensions, and both burial sites are marked with military stones.

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