from New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls, by Chaplain Daniel R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing Co., 1900).
Company H. Born in the year 1841, in Kentucky; came with parents in 1848 to Jackson county, Michigan, and in 1849 to Hendricks county, Indiana, where he has since resided. His father, Edward R. Johnson, died on Christmas, 1878. Benjamin enlisted in August, 1862, and was with the regiment until muster out, wounded at Kenesaw mountain. He was a good soldier and is a good man and citizen, and says, “I believe in one country, one language, one flag, and can truly sing:
“Flag of the free, hearts hope and home,
By angel hands to valor given,
Thy stars have lit the welcome dome,
And all thy hues were born in heaven.”