He was born in 1825/26 (4 (38 in 1864)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (4).
He also served in company I of the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry (6, 7, 9).
He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 4, 5, 7). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private in company F (1, 8, 9).
On 24 September 1881, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).
In 1890, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Wm P Johnson)
2 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 24 October 2002, on PABEDFOR list at <sites.rootsweb.com>, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (William Johnson [uncertain identification])
3 company F, register of men discharged (Wm P Johnson)
4 company F, second descriptive roll, #37 (William P Johnson)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 1 (William P Johnson)
6 pension index, by name (William P Johnson)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William P Johnson)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William P Jhonson)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William P Johnson)