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Johnson, Henry Lewis


Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: MIDS, USN, 9/59 [College: USNA 63]

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Birth: 03/1842, Underhill, VT
Death: 08/18/1910

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Maple Grove Section, Lot 32
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 76211138


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: USNA 63
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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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.


Henry L. Johnson

Henry Lewis Johnson, formerly commander in the United States Navy, a graduate of the United States naval academy and a veteran of the Civil War, died early yesterday morning at his home on South Willard street after a prolonged illness of three years. The end was due to heart failure, Mr. Johnson being found dead in bed by a member of the family.

Mr. Johnson was born in Underhill in 1841, came to this city when a young man and was appointed to the naval academy from this place in the class of 1859. The class was graduated a year earlier than usual on account of the need for officers for the nay and Mr. Johnson was commissioned a midshipman on the steam sloops Mississippi and Tuscarora. He was breveted ensign in 1863 and a lieutenant-commander in 1866. After the close of the war, he taught mathematics in Annapolis for several years and was afterwards in charge of the bureau of equipment at the navy yards in Portsmouth, N. H. He left the navy after a service of about 30 years and has since resided in this city.

The day after the surrender of Lee he married Miss Mary S. Barlow, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Sydney Barlow, and she with one son, Louis C. Johnson of New York, survive him.

Source: Burlington Free Press, August 19, 1910.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.