Johnson, Henry Lewis
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Service: MIDS, USN, 9/59 [College: USNA 63]
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Birth: 03/1842, Underhill, VT
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Maple Grove Section, Lot 32
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 76211138
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: USNA 63
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Henry L. Johnson
Henry L. Johnson, credited to Burlington, Vt., was appointed Acting Midshipman on September 30, 1859. He served on the steam sloop Mississippi, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, in 1861, and the steam sloop Tuscarora, on special service in 1862 and 1863.
He was promoted to Ensign on April 28, 1863.
He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 22, 1864, and served in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from 1864 to 1865. He served on the steamer Nipsic, South Atlantic Squadron, from 1865 to 1866.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander on July 25, 1866. He was assigned to the steam sloop Juniata, European Squadron, in 1869, and saw further duty in the European Squadron from 1870 to 1872. He served on the steamer Canandaigua, North Atlantic Station, from 1873 to 1874, and the steam frigate Colorado, in 1875.
He was on special duty, commanding naval forces on the Rio Grande River, 1875 to 1877, where he was promoted to Commander November 25, 1876.
Commander Johnson was dismissed from the service on January 24, 1893.
Sources: Peck, 692; Benedict, 2:795; Hemenway 1:477.