Died, on February 3d, 1865, Brother Asbury Johnson of the 22d, U.S.C.T.
Brother Johnson was born in Waverly, Luzerne County, Pa., on October 11th, 1848. This young and faithful follower of Jesus was a son of the Rev. W. M. Johnson, of the Kinderhook circuit, N.Y.
Brother Johnson embraced religion at a quarterly meeting held by Rev. J. H. Henson, on December 14th, 1863. He joined the Church on probation, and remained until June 26th, 1864, when he felt that it was his duty to fight for God and his country; so he enlisted in the 22d U.S.C.T., and followed his regiment in their various conflicts around Petersburg, and other places. He was with the colored troops that were under Gen. Butler, and shared with them their victories. Soon after, he was taken with the camp fever, and was removed to the hospital near Petersburg. From there he was removed to Fortress Monroe, where he remained a month, when he asked permission to go to Washington. From Washington he was brought home, where he expired. His sufferings were great.
When the strong man Death was about to take him, he bade us all good-by, laid his head in his mother's arms, and stepped into the chariot which bore him to the skies. He sleeps in Jesus, beloved and mourned by many friends.
W. M. J.
Kinderhook, N.Y., March 10th, 1865.
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