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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Wallace W Johnson

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    6th Pennsylvania Reserves
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
With five other volunteers gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient Wallace W. Johnson
Medal of Honor Recipient Wallace W. Johnson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Waverly, Tioga County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 8, 1900
  • Born: December 30, 1842, Newfield, Thompkins County, NY, United States
  • Died: December 30, 1911, Walter's Park, PA, United States
  • Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery (MH) (Edgewood-174-1), Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, National Cemetery (1896 & 1904 designs), Gettysburg, PA

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