Joseph Esrey Johnson
Major, United States Army
in Pennsylvania on February 4, 1848, he earned the Medal of Honorduring
the Civil War while serving as First Lieutenant, Company A, 58th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry, at Fort Harrison, Virginia, on September 29, 1864.
The Medal was actually issued to him on April 1, 1898.
He died on April 30, 1911 and was buried in
Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
JOHNSON, JOSEPH E.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company A, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Harrison, Virginia, 29 September 1864. Entered service at: ------. Born: 5 February 1843, Lower Merion, Montgomery County, Pa. Date of issue: 1 April 1898.
Though twice severely wounded while advancing
in the assault, he disregarded his injuries and was among the first to
enter the fort, where he was wounded for the third time.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 9 April 2002 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 17 August 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003