Moss tells us Johnson was the Corps musician in his report.
Census Records and Register of Enlistments
The 1891 Register of Enlistments tells us Johnson enlisted for 5 years service at Washington D.C. on January 9, 1891. He was 22 years and 2 months old which would put his birthdate around November 1868. He was born in Washington D.C. and a laborer before enlisting. He is described as being 5' 10" tall, with dark brown eyes, black hair and a brown complextion. He was assigned to the 24th Infantry. Johnnson was discharged February 8, 1896 at Ft. Huaschuca. His character is listed as "Good"
The 1896 Register of Enlistments tells us he was discharged May 6, 1899 at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. He is listed as being a musician and having "excellent" character.
1903 Boyd's Directory of the District of Columbia
Johnson, Elias, lab h 410 Pomeroy n w ??? (in 1908 directory "Eli"
Johnson, Lillian B. sewing h 1410 34th n w ???
Johnson, Lillian, dom. 1332 B n e
Johnson, Lillian, nurse, Freedmen's Hos
Johnson, Lillie, wid Chas. 318 2d s w
Corporal US Army
Date of Death: 12/14/1922
Buried at Section E Site 78A
Hampton National Cemetery -Hampton, VA (757) 723-7104