Map of the Vicksburg campaign
PROFILE of
DAVID JOHNSTON
8th MO Infantry (US)
Company K
Map of the Vicksburg Campaign
 

David Johnston received the Congressional Medal of Honor, as part of the "Forlorn Hope" charge at Vicksburg.

Medal of Honor
WAR DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
BIRTH Indiana County, Pennsylvania
ENTERED SERVICE AT Warsaw County, Illinois
RANK/ORGANIZATION Private, Company K, 8th Missouri Infantry
MOH CITATION Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
PLACE/DATE At Vicksburg, Mississippi; 22 May 1863
DATE OF ISSUE 16 August 1884
extracted from www.army.mil

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