Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pvt. Lloyd Johnston, Co. H

Lloyd Johnston was born on his family farm near Vanderbilt, Fayette County, PA on Jan 31, 1838 to Anthony and Sarah (Argo) Johnston.

Lloyd was married to Catherine Cunningham in 1859, and the 1860 Federal Census lists his occupation as "Sugar Maker". Lloyd joined Co. H 142nd PVI later than many of his comrades. He mustered in in March of 1864 and was discharged in February of 1865.

After his discharge, Lloyd moved back home, where his wife passed away in 1874. Lloyd was remarried to Kate (Edna) Johnston sometime before 1880, as she is listed as his wife in the 1880 Federal Census.

Lloyd was involved in several occupations, but they all seemed to center around finance. A Fayette County history refers to a firm known as "Johnston and Norris," and there is also a reference to Lloyd Johnston, "a retired capitalist", and he was a director of the New Haven National Bank.

Picture of Lloyd Johnston, a daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandson from 1915

 Lloyd Johnston passed away on Jan. 7, 1920 in Connellsville, PA and is buried in that city in Hill Grove Cemetery.

A big THANK YOU to Bruce Smith, Pvt Johnston's GG-Grandson,, for providing the picture and information on his Civil War ancestor.

Pvt. Daniel Heckman, Co. F

Daniel Heckman was born on April 10, 1843 in Somerset County, PA to John and Sarah (Sarver) Heckman. According the 1860 Federal Census of Alleghany Township, Daniel was a farm laborer on his family's farm and was the oldest of ten children.

Like many of his comrades in Company F, Daniel enlisted on August 21 and was mustered into the Army on August 25, 1862. During the regiment's first combat action at Fredericksburg, VA, Pvt. Heckman was shot in his torso. The bullet went through his left lung and exited his body on his right side. The next several months were spent at Finley Hospital in Washington, DC. He was discharged from the service on a Surgeon's Certificate on March 9, 1863.

In 1865, Daniel moved to Dixon, IL, where he lived until his death on March 9, 1904. He is buried beside his wife, Mary Ann (Kelley) Heckman in Mt. Union Cemetery, Dixon, IL.

A very special THANK YOU to Chris Krug, Pvt Heckman's GGG-Grandson, for providing the details of Daniel's service and wounding.