Willie Johnston

24275 Walnut St Newhall

By Mark Henn

Date: 2005
Type: Sculpture
Material: Bronze
Collection: City of Santa Clarita, Art in Public Places
Placement: Park

Description: Eleven-year-old William J. Johnston Jr. was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Abraham Lincoln on September 16, 1863 for gallantry in the Seven Day Battle and Peninsula Campaign during the Civil War. This sculpture is a depiction of Johnston, who stood just five feet tall and served as a drummer in Company D, Third Vermont Volunteers Infantry of the Union Army