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 William H. “Willie” Johnston

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William H. “Willie” Johnston

Birth
Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 16 Sep 1941 (aged 91)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 10292949 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Youngest person in US history to receive this honor. He entered the Union Army in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He served as a Musician-Drummer in Company D, 3d Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on June 26-July 1, 1862 at Seven Day Battle and on the Peninsula Campaign, Virginia. His citation reads "Gallantry in Seven Day Battle and Peninsula campaign."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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