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 Walter P. “William” Johnston

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Walter P. “William” Johnston

  • Birth 1849 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 8 May 1888 La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Grave 7, Lot 8, Block 217, Section; THE PLAINS
  • Memorial ID 10280198

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at Chicago, Illinois. He served as a Landsman. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, LA, 2 March 1864. Badly wounded in the hand during the action, Johnston, desite his wound, took the place of another man to sponge and lead one of the guns throughout the entire action in which the Fort Hindman was raked severely with shot and shell from the enemy guns."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 5 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10280198
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter P. “William” Johnston (1849–8 May 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10280198, citing Patton Cemetery, La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .