His parents were Scots-Irish immigrants.
In 1860 his father died and the family moved on.
Tom Johnston moved to the States and enlisted in an unknown regiment where he served in the Peninsula Campaign and Gettysburg.
In 1864 he re-enlisted in the 6th Ohio Cavalry and was a private in Co. K where he fought with Sheridan in the Valley campaign.
He then moved to northern Michigan to be with a brother. He was elected twice as sheriff of Alpena Co. in the 1870's.
He then homesteaded in Hillman Twp. and was active in the GAR, attending the Gettysburg reunion in 1913.
He died in 1933.
I lived in Flint and East Jordan. MI until moving to Vermont in 1986.
If you have any more information for him please contact either him or me.
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