April 5, 2009

Pvt. Frank L. Johnson

cropped from Bicyclists on Minerva Terrace; photo by F. Jay Haynes - used by permission of Montana Historical Society-unauthorized use prohibited

Private Frank L. Johnson
, Co. B (152 lbs.)
Register of Enlistment 1895:
Height: 5' 7 1/2
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Complexion: Brown

1895 Register of Enlistments
Frank L. Johnson enlisted on January 15, 1895 in new Haven, Connecticut. He was born in New Haven about 1873. His occupation is recorded as "Hostter". He is described as having brown eyes, black hair, a brown complexion and standing 5' 7 1/2". He was assigned to the 25th Infantry, Company G. He was discharged February 1898 at Fort Missoula. His character was rated "good".

[A "hostler" is a hired hand on a farm or ranch. Could the record which lists "hostter" be a typo? Here's another person with the same situation]

Johnson rode both summers.

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