John Johnson (Medal of Honor, 1839)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
On April 12, 1872, Davis was serving as a Seaman on the steamship USS Kansas near Greytown, Nicaragua, when an accident occurred. For his actions on that day, Seaman Johnson was awarded the Medal of Honor three months later, on July 9, 1872.
Medal of Honor citation
His official Medal of Honor citation reads:
Johnson displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned and, by extraordinary heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients during Peacetime
- 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.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871-1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2003-10-03. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
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