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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 25/03/1842 Norway.  d. 03/04/1907 Washington DC.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/12/1862 Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Conspicuous gallantry in battle in which he was severely wounded [Fredericksburg]. While serving as cannoneer he manned the positions of fallen gunners [Antietam].

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ROCK CREEK CEMETERY, WASHINGTON DC.

Section N, Lot 126, Site 4

John Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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