He was born in 1833/34 (2 (27 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a brick layer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 26 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 7). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).
In the 1861 election, he was (probably) part of a group taken to vote by Alderman Lentz, apparently on Dickerson Street, between Seventh and Eighth, in the Eighth Precinct, First Ward (6).
He was discharged on 16 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Washington, DC (1, 2, 3). He was paid $37.11, the balance due him for pay from 1 January to 12 April, and mileage and subsistence for his return to Philadelphia, minus the $39.17 he owed for clothing (2). He was a private, in company E (7).
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)
2 company E, descriptive roll, entry 44 (William Johnson)
3 company E, register of men discharged, number 2 (William Johnston)
4 discharge pay papers (William Johnson)
5 consolidated morning report, 7 February 1863
6 'The Sheriff contested election case', Philadelphia Press Monday 23 June 1862 page 4 (William Johnson)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Johnson)