August 24, 2012
From: Pvt. Drewry R. Smith Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy
Melissa Burchfield 706-459-8314 (private number)
Judy Alderman 706-260-1242 (private number)
Searching for a Relative of Confederate General Joseph E.
If you are related to Confederate General Joseph Eggleston
Johnston of Virginia,
the folks in want to hear from you. Dalton, Georgia
“We would like to have a relative attend the rededication ceremony of
statue on Saturday, October 20 at in Downtown Dalton,” said Johnston Melissa
Burchfield, president of the Pvt. Drewry R. Smith Chapter
2522 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), sponsor of the event.
had no children but he did have nine brothers and sisters. They were Martha, John, Peter, Valentine, Edward, Algenon, Beverly,
Benjamin and Jane. His niece, Mrs. Henry Lee of
and her daughter Miss Ann Mason Lee attended the original dedication ceremony,”
Burchfield said. Richmond, Va. ’s parents were
Mary Wood and Peter Johnston Johnston, Jr.
and his grandparents were Martha Butler and Peter Johnston,
Sr. of Virginia.
Coyle, (born 1852-died 1906) of Dalton
was also a niece. She was a member of the Bryan M. Thomas Chapter of the UDC,
sponsor of the original dedication.
’s statue, sculpted
by Miss Belle Kinney of Johnston Tennessee,
was erected in 1912 by the Gen. Bryan M. Thomas Chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy,” said Martha Locke,
past UDC Georgia division president. “For 99 years it stood as the only statue
she added. The statue is located at the junction of Johnston Hamilton Street and Crawford Street in Downtown Dalton.
After the ceremony at the statue, a reception will be held at the nearby historic Dalton Freight Depot. The public is invited.
If you are a relative or have connections to the Joseph Eggleston
Johnston family, please call
the Dalton Convention Visitors Bureau at 1-800-331-3258 or e-mail Ty Snyder at email@example.com.