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Henry Johnson
 Captain, United States Army
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Born at Boynton, Virginia, June 11, 1850, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Indian Wars while serving as Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry at Milk River, Colorado, October 2-5, 1879.

He died on January 31, 1904 and was buried in Section 23 of Arlington National Cemetery.


JOHNSON, HENRY

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colorado, 2-5 October 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boynton, Virginia. Date of issue: 22 September 1890. 

Citation:

Voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded.



Henry Johnson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990

JOHNSON, HENRY
SGT   US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 01/31/1904
BURIED AT: SECTION 23  SITE 16547
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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