Corporal Enoch Johnson, K Company, 9th Georgia Infantry CSA
Photo of Corporal Johnson, and Sharps' bullet courtesy of Neil Johnson, natlantajohnson@aol.com Grandson of Cpl. Johnson. Johnson was shot in the left arm on 7 Oct. 1864,(see casualty report below).

Casualty list from the Sumter Republican (Americus, Ga.) Newspaper, Oct. 22, 1864-----

List of Casualties of Co. "K" 9th Ga. Regiment
Battles of Sept. 30, and Oct. 7th,1864

Mr. Hancock.-You will greatly oblige us by publishing the following list for the benefit of the friends and relatives of Co. "K" 9th Ga. Regiment.
Sept. 30-Killed-James A. Young
Wounded-Joseph A. Ellington
Oct. 7th-Killed-Corpl. A.E. Ansley
Wounded-Corpl. Enoch Johnson severely, in left arm.
Wounded-James A. Daniel right leg amputated.
James R. Bulloch slightly in left side.
There is no news here of any importance, only we are looking for a battle to take place at any moment. It is thought that Gen. Grant is moving his entire force to this side of the James, as his movements has proved a perfect failure around Petersburg. We attacked the Yankees in their breastworks, on the Darby Town road four miles from Richmond on Friday last the 7th inst., taking their first line of works (10) pieces of cannon (300) horses, a good many prisioners. Up to this time our loss was slight. We followed them up coming to their next line of works, which we charged two successive times and were repulsed, our losses were pretty heavy, while the enemy did not loose so much, as they had works to fight behind, our boys behaved with great gallantry. We withdrew near night, and came to this place near Richmond where we have been ever since. I have been requested to send you a list of the killed and wounded to you, and ask you to publish. Then hoping you will allow it a place in your valuable paper.

I am, with respect,
Wm. F. Oliver
Co. "K" 9th Ga. Regt.

Photo of the .52 Cal. Sharps bullet that was removed from Cpl. Johnson's left arm.
The distortion of the bullet is probably due to impact with a bone?


An article on Field's Division:
......when within five hundred yards, Anderson's, the Texans, and Bratton's brigades poured terrible vollies of minnnies from their Enfield rifles into their wavering ranks, and by the time they arrived within two hundred yards the fire from the artillery and musketry had become so destructive that they broke in every direction and were charged by our skirmishers. The result, in addition to one hundred dead and many wounded, whose bodies encumbered the field, was the capture of 500 prisoners, several hundred stands of arms, three guidons and eight battle flags. The repulse was signal. In their retreat they scattered, by the wayside, many guns and a large amount of equipage of every description. Capt. Lyle, Acting Inspector General of Bratton's brigade, throwing himself in front of the skirmish line, acted with distinguished gallantry and won the admiration and plaudits of General Field and all who saw him. The enemy's loss on the Darbytown, Williamsburg and Nine Mile roads could not have been less than 250 killed, 1500 wounded and upwards of 500 prisoners. Our entire loss was less than 50, but two killed. From all accounts the victory on the Southside was equally brilliant and of much greater magnitude. A few more such and Lincoln will have to call for another 500,000 men to replete his decimated ranks. Thus I have briefly reviewed the operations of this division for the last thirty days. during that time, it has stood at the gates of the Capital against overwhelming odds, and almost unaided, has beaten back, with sad havoc, five of Grant's grand "On's to Richmond." It has lost in killed, wounded and missing about twelve hundred men, and yet is stronger today than it was a month ago. It has killed more than one thousand of the enemy, wounded five times that number, captured over 1,200 prisoners, several hundred stands of arms, five guidons and fifteen battle flags. Thus, it will be seen that it has lost none of its ancient prestige. Under the noble and heroic Hood it won an enviable name and under its present able and gallant leader, it has gone forth to new fields and gathered fresh and brighter chaplets for its crown of fame. May its future be as successful as its past has been brilliant and glorious.
- S
The Daily Richmond Enquirer
Nov. 22, 1864
Page 1, cols. 2-5

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