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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Henry Johnson

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 2, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Milk River, Colorado, USA

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.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 22, 1890
  • Born: June 11, 1850, Boydton, Mecklenburg County, VA, United States
  • Died: January 31, 1904, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (23-16547), Arlington, VA, United States

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