(1822 - 1864)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 49th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
He mustered into service in August 1861 at age 39, and was commissioned the original Major of the 49th Infantry on 16 October.
On the Campaign
He assumed command of the 49th Infantry as next senior officer on the field after Lieutenant Colonel Alberger was wounded.
The rest of the War
In 1863 he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, to date from 10 December 1862 in place of W.C. Alberger, resigned. He was wounded in action at Ft. Stevens - near Washington DC - on 12 July 1864, and died of his wounds on the 29th.
References & notes
07/29/1864 Washington, DC
1 State of New York, and Division of Military & Naval Affairs, New York State Military Museum, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm>, Source page: /reghist/civil/infantry/49thInf/49thInfPersonJohnson.htm [AotW citation 964]
2 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 2389 [AotW citation 965]