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William Henry Johnson
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec., 1863
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Personal attendant to President Abraham Lincoln. Accompanied the President to Gettysburg Pennsylvania Where President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. While attending the President who had contracted Small Pox, William Johnson also contracted the disease. The President survived but Johnson succumbed to the disease and passed away three weeks after the Famous speech. He was one of the first people buried in Arlington National Cemetery and the word "CITIZEN" was inscribed on his tombstone having become an emancipated black person. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Lemperes
Record added: Nov 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120562550
William Henry Johnson
Added by: George Lemperes
 
William Henry Johnson
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Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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Your service to the nation will never be forgotten. Thank you for helping to preserve the Union by easing President Lincoln's burdens.
- lesnyder1
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
Thinking of you at Easter. RIP ~~~Glenna~~~TX
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 Added: Apr. 20, 2014
You served our President Lincoln with honor & dignity. RIP ~~~Glenna~~~TX
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 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
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