He enlisted under the alias Joshua W Johnston (4, 8, 9).
He was born in 1820/21 (3 (40 in 1861)). He was born in Whitely [?] Creek, Delaware (3).
When he enlisted, he was a butcher (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 October 1861 (1, 3, 6 [Mar 62!]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (3). He was a private in company G (1, 10, 11).
He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company A (1, 7, 9).
He also served in company E of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 9).
He also served in company A of the 13th Veterans' reserve corps (4, 9).
He applied successfully for a pension on 20 June 1866 (4, 8, 9).
In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (6). He had paralysis (6).
Perhaps he is the "Joshua Johnson" who was buried in Artemas Cemetery, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5).
On 8 November 1885 [?], Mary E Johnson, his widow, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 8, 9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Joshua W Johnson)
2 Register of men discharged, co.A (Joshua Johnston)
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 66 (Joshua W Johnston)
4 pension index, by regiment (Joseph W Johnston alias Joshua W Johnston) [two cards]
5 message on PABEDFOR-L list, from David and Carol Eddleman, 7 November 2002, transcribing lists of buried soldiers from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Joshua Johnson [identification uncertain!])
6 1890 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page  (image 109 on Ancestry), line 4 (Joseph Johnson)
7 company G, register of men transferred (Joshua W Johnston)
8 pension index, by name (Joshua W Johnston alias for Joseph W Johnston)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joshua W Johnson)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joshua W Johnston)