b. 08/02/1844 Pen Yan, New York. d. 20/01/1920 Penn Yan, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 10/1876 to 08/01/1877 Cedar Creek, Montana.
Edward Johnston was born in Penn Yan, New York on February 8, 1844. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in Chicago, Illinois and joined the 5th U.S. Cavalry where he eventually became a sergeant. Assigned to frontier duty in the Montana Territory, Johnston took part in General Nelson A. Miles winter campaign against the Sioux from October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877. He fought at several major engagements during this time, most notably, at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 21, 1876. He was one of the thirty-one men in his regiment who received the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in action".
Gallantry in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, PENN YAN, NEW YORK.
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