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Federal (USV)


Joseph S. Johnson

(1835 - 1918)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Probably a German speaker, he enlisted at age 25 on 23 September 1861 in Company H, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry as Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862 while carrying the Colors.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1 March 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/09/1918; burial in Trinity Christian United Church Cemetery, Skippack, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15359]