JOHNSON (VETERAN UNION), GEORGE  TAYLOR F - Greene County, Arkansas | GEORGE  TAYLOR F JOHNSON (VETERAN UNION) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

George Taylor F JOHNSON (VETERAN UNION)

Linwood Cemetery
Greene County,
Arkansas

ARMORER US Navy
USS Lackawanna
Civil War Union
November 15, 1830 - October 7, 1893
Medal Of Honor

Husband of Elizabeth F. Johnson

Medal of Honor Citation from
http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html

Rank and organization: Armorer, U.S. Navy. Born: 1830, Watertown, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. When an enemy shell exploded in the shellroom, Taylor although wounded went into the room and, with his hand, extinguished the fire from the explosion. He then carried out his duties during the remainder of the prolonged action which resulted in the capture of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.

Contributed on 7/26/08 by tiredtech3
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Record #: 38564

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Submitted: 7/26/08 • Approved: 10/23/09 • Last Updated: 8/2/12 • R38564-G0-S3

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