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 Joseph Esrey Johnson
Major, United States Army
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Born 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.

Citation:

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.



Joseph Esery Johnson
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
 

JOHNSON, JOSEPH E
CAPT 58TH PENN INF
DATE OF DEATH: 04/30/1911
BURIED AT: SECTION 2278
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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JE Johnson Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003