|Birth||July 5, 1848|
|Death||June 20, 1935|
|Unit||028th Illinois Infantry, Company H|
Private Charles O Johnson
Company H, 28th Illinois Infantry
Johnson was born in Sweden on July 5, 1848. He was living in Olena (Hancock County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 9, 1865. Based on his date of birth, Johnson was 16 years old when he enlisted. He served a 1 year enlistment and was discharged on March 8, 1866 at Brownsville, Texas.
Johnson joined the 28th Illinois Infantry in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the regiment was part of the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) from March 26, 1865 to April 8, 1865. In addition, the regiment played a role in the occupation of Mobile (AL) on April 12, 1865.
He died on June 20, 1935 at the age of 86 years. Johnson is buried in the Sunrise Cemetery in Wahoo (Saunders County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Andrew Post (#90) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wahoo.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.