A Guide to the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter, 1862 Johnson, Hannibal A., Letter Ms2019-032

A Guide to the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter, 1862

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Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms2019-032


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Processed by: AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2019-032
Title
Hannibal A. Johnson Letter, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Johnson, Hannibal Augustus, 1841-1913
Language
The letter is in English.
Abstract
The Hannibal A. Johnson Letter contains information details recent fighting, regiment activities, capturing prisoners, and the draft. The letter was written in Leesburg, Virginia, on November 1862.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Hannibal A. Johnson Letter, Ms2019-032, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Hannibal A. Johnson Letter was purchased by Special Collections in July 2018.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter was completed in June 2019.


Biographical Note

Hannibal Augustus Johnson was born on June 4, 1841, to Mark and Sarah (Simmons) Johnson, in Hallowell, Maine. Before the Civil War, Johnson worked in a dry-goods store.

Johnson enlisted with Company B, 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry in April 1861. By 1864, he was a lieutenant with the company. During the war, he was captured at Gettysburg and spent seven weeks at Belle Island prison camp near Richmond, Virginia. He was captured again the Battle of the Wilderness, confined at several prisons, and escaped in November 1864. He returned to his regiment, mustered out, and reenlisted with the 1st Maine Battalion in April 1865.

In 1866, he mustered out again, and returned to the working in business. In 1868, he married Emma Watts Lombard. They had one son, Walter. Johnson died in Lynn, Massacusetts, on July 3, 1913.

Scope and Content

The Hannibal A. Johnson Letter contains information details recent fighting, regiment activities, capturing prisoners, and the draft. The letter was written in Leesburg, Virginia, on Novemeber 1862.

Related Material

The Hannibal A. Johnson Letter is related to the Hannibal A. Johnson Letters (Ms1990-058). Finding aid available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Rights Statements for Archival Description

The guide to the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1862

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Johnson, Hannibal Augustus, 1841-1913