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John Johnson
[[Image:200px70px|center|200px|border]]John Johnson, Medal of Honor recipient
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Born: March 25, 1842(1842-03-25)
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Died: April 3, 1907 (aged 65)
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Allegiance: 22x20px United States of America
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Union Army
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Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles: American Civil War
*Battle of Antietam
*Battle of Fredericksburg
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John Johnson (March 25, 1842-April 3, 1907) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded 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.[1]

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.[2]

He died April 3, 1907 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Medal of Honor citation[]

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].[3]

See also[]

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  • List of Medal of Honor recipients


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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  3. "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 

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