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Federal (USV)

Private

Samuel Johnson

(1845 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted, as a Private, in Company G, 9th Reserves, 27 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on 17 September.

The rest of the War

The New York Times of 13 June 1863 announced his Medal:

GENERAL ORDERS No. 160.
-- A Medal of Honor has been awarded to Private SAMUEL JOHNSON, of Company G. Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves, for having, by individual bravery and daring, captured from the enemy two colors at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, and received in the act a severe wound. He will be transferred to the Invalid corps as a commissioned officer.

He was transferred to the Invalid (Veteran Reserve) Corps 4 June 1863.

Birth

1845; Fayette County, PA

Death

Date not known