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John Porterhouse Johns was born abt 1830 in Ga. to Lewis Johns(1787-1812) & Nancy Ann Sanders (1790-1859). John served in the CSA Company C, 9th Fl Infantry. He was described in his enlistment certificate as 5'4", dark complexion, black hair and black eyes. His picture shows a stocky man of muscular build with mustache and beard with a confident demeanor. He is very well dressed for the time and especially as a POW. Blockade running was evidently very profitable. Date: Between 1863 and 1865 Location: Confederate Prisoner - Captured As Blockade Runner Between Cedar Key and Bayport On Florida's Gulf Coast - Imprisoned At Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts John P Johns Confederate Prisoner Captured as blockade runner between Cedar Key and Bayport on Florida's Gulf Coast John P Johns (1830-1887). He survived the war and died in Red Level, Citrus Co Fl in 1887. He married Jane Chritie in 1850 and apparently had no children with her. He married Elsie Johns in 1855.
Widow's application for CSA pension shows Levi enlisted 10 Apr 1861 in Capt Jenkins' Company, 1st Special Battalion, consolidated with Perry's Brigade, 10th Regiment (which means they suffered heavy loses somewhere along the way), and served until disbanded at Appomattox, Va 9 Apr 1865 when Gen. Lee surrendered. In short, he served virtually the entire length of the Civil War; very few infantry men survived that ordeal, especially on the Southern side. Levi died of consumption (tuberculosis) in Hamilton County on 5 Jul 1878
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