of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1824, Norway. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 82, 23 February 1867.
As seaman on board the U.S.S. Metacomet, Johnson served as a member of the boat's crew
which went to the rescue of the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a
torpedo in passing the enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. He braved the enemy fire
which was said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had ever seen,
and aided in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the Tecumseh, thereby eliciting the
admiration of both friend and foe.
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