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b. 20/04/1843 Brasher, New York.  d. 09/03/1909 Massena, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/05/1864 New Hope Church, Georgia.

 

Johnson was born in Brasher, New York and was recruited to the army at Ogdensburg New York. Johnson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of New Hope Church on May 27, 1864.

 

His Medal of Honor was issued on April 6, 1892.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Follett Johnson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 May 1864, while serving with Company H, 60th New York Infantry, in action at New Hope Church, Georgia. Corporal Johnson voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of a Confederate sharpshooter, thus drawing fire upon himself and enabling his comrade to shoot the sharpshooter.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OLD PINE GROVE CEMETERY, MASSENA, NEW YORK.

Follett Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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