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Absalom Y. (Absalom Yarbrough) Johnson Diary,1860-1864

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Absalom Y. (Absalom Yarbrough) Johnson Diary




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Absalom Y. (Absalom Yarbrough) Johnson Diary, 1860-1864, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

First chief engineer of the Louisville Fire Dept., soldier, and city councilman. Johnson served as commander of Camp Joe Holt, Ind., commander of the 28th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, and commander of the 7th Regiment of the Invalid Corps at Camp Chase, Ohio. The diary (1862 is missing) notes personal and family information, and events in Louisville and the country such as fires in the city, politics, activities, Civil War news, weather, and crime. It provides a good account of life in the mid-19th century and during the Civil War in Louisville and where Colonel Johnson served. Josh


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