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b. 1849 Chicago, Illinois.  d. 08/05/1888 La Porte, Indiana.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/03/1864 Harrisonburg, Louisiana.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at Chicago, Illinois. He served as a Landsman.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the USS Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, LA, 2 March 1864. Badly wounded in the hand during the action, Johnston, desite his wound, took the place of another man to sponge and lead one of the guns throughout the entire action in which the Fort Hindman was raked severely with shot and shell from the enemy guns.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PATTON CEMETERY, LA PORTE, INDIANA.

BLOCK 217,  LOT 8, GRAVE 7.

William P Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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