Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 5/6/1812 - 2/17/1813
Johnson’s place and date of birth are unknown.
Charles Johnson enlisted in the Navy at Baltimore, Maryland on May 6, 1812. Rated an ordinary seaman, he reported for duty to Constitution at the Washington Navy Yard on May 9, 1812. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Johnson participated in victories over HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, receiving $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. During the second battle he served as 1st loader on no. 13 long gun on the gun deck.
Johnson’s place and date of death are unknown.