Henry J. Johnson papers 1862-1865 Johnson, Henry J.


Henry J. Johnson papers, Johnson, Henry J., 1862-1865

Henry J. Johnson papers 1862-1865 Johnson, Henry J.

Henry J. Johnson was a proponent of the secession of West Virginia from Virginia. Johnson acted on his principals in the fall of 1861, enlisting for duty as a corporal in the federal 1st (West) Virginia Infantry. The Johnson papers consist of 52 letters written by Johnson to his sister, Clara, and three documents relating to Johnson's career in the 1st West Virginia Infantry.

52 letters and 3 documents


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