Henry Johnson (Medal of Honor)
Sergeant Henry Johnson
June 11, 1850|
|Died||January 31, 1904(aged 53)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||9th Cavalry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Henry Johnson (June 11, 1850 – January 31, 1904) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
In 1879, Johnson served as a Sergeant in Company D of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. From October 2, to October 5, of that year, at Milk River, Colorado, Johnson "[v]oluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, [and] fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded."
Death and burial
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 2-October 5, 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boydton, Va. Date of issue: September 22, 1890.
Voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2005-04-19. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
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