Henry Johnson (Indian Wars soldier)

Henry Johnson (Indian Wars soldier)

Infobox Military Person
name=Henry Johnson
born= birth date|1850|6|11
died= death date and age|1904|1|31|1850|6|11
placeofburial= Arlington National Cemetery

caption=Sergeant Henry Johnson
placeofbirth=Boydton, Virginia
allegiance=United States of America
branch=United States Army
unit=9th Cavalry Regiment
battles=Indian Wars
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

Johnson died in 1904 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.findagrave|7877454 Retrieved on 2007-07-12] His grave can be located in section 23, lot 16547.findagrave|7877454 Retrieved on 2007-07-12]

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: Boynton, 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.

ee also

*List of Medal of Honor recipients
*List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
*List of African American Medal of Honor recipients



*findagrave|7877454 Retrieved on 2007-07-12

*cite web
publisher = U.S. Army Center of Military History
title = Indian War Period Medal of Honor Recipients
work = Medal of Honor Citations
date = 2005-04-19
url = http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html
accessdate = 2007-07-12

NAME= Johnson, Henry
SHORT DESCRIPTION= United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

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