|This sword belonged to Asbury Sankey Lee Johnson when he served as a sergeant in Company C, 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, during the U. S. Civil War. Johnson enlisted in the Confederate Army on January 14, 1862; he died of typhoid fever on December 30, 1862, at a military hospital in Dalton. He was 27 years old. The Johnson family papers also contain the Civil War correspondence between Asbury and his wife Sarah, who was staying on a cotton farm in Corinth, Georgia, with their three young sons.|
From 146. Johnson (Sankey T.) family papers: Civil War letters.