John Johnson, Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||March 25, 1842|
|Died||April 3, 1907(aged 65)|
|Place of birth||Norway|
|Place of burial||Rock Creek Cemetery|
United States Army|
|Unit||2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
American Civil War|
*Battle of Antietam
*Battle of Fredericksburg
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Johnson (March 25, 1842 – April 3, 1907) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Johnson was born on March 25, 1842 in Norway. His official residence was listed as Janesville, Wisconsin.
Johnson was a member of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, part of the Iron Brigade. He won his medal of honor for valor displayed at the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of Fredericksburg.
He died April 3, 1907 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
His award citation reads:
- Conspicuous gallantry in battle in which he was severely wounded [Fredericksburg]. While serving as cannoneer he manned the positions of fallen gunners [Antietam].
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "John Johnson (Medal of Honor, 1842)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7178709. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
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