JOHNSON, JOSEPH E. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company A, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Harrison, Va., 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)