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John Johnson
John Johnson, Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1842-03-25)March 25, 1842
Died April 3, 1907(1907-04-03) (aged 65)
Place of birth Norway
Place of burial Rock Creek Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svgUnited States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of Antietam
*Battle of Fredericksburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svgMedal 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.[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.

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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]

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