George Johnson enlisted into Company H, 22nd U.S.C.T. on December 29, 1863 at Camp Penn. This regiment was credited to New Jersey as many recruits were from that state. It served in Virginia in 1864 around the defenses of Petersburg and Richmond. After Lincoln’s Assassination, the 22nd USCT participated in the President’s funeral procession. It served on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth. From Maryland, the 22nd USCT was ordered to Texas where it served until October of 1865. Private George Johnson was promoted to Corporal August 1st, 1865. Corporal Johnson mustered out of service with his company on October 16, 1865. He died in May of 1888.