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J. Stoddard Johnston Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], J. Stoddard Johnston Papers, 1850-1912, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
1.5 cubic ft.
Soldier, historian, author of Louisville and Frankfort. Papers include military papers and letters, 1862-1912, from his superior officers (Robert E. Lee, Braxton Bragg, Simon B. Buckner, John C. Breckinridge, and John Echols), 1861-1866; diaries, 1850-1853, describing his student career, including being suspended and readmitted to Yale University; diary, 1862-1863, describing Breckinridge's attack on Baton Rouge, La., his trip to Chattanooga, being aide-de-camp to Braxton Bragg, Confederate troop movements during Bragg's invasion of Ky., being on Simon B. Buckner's staff, interviews with Jefferson Davis; his writings, including articles on the battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro (Stones River), Bragg's campaign in Ky., messages sent by presidents of the U.S. to Congress, 1789-1885, President Andrew Jackson and the Bank of the United States, Christmas in Louisville, and Napoleon and Washington. Also includes report, 5 Dec. 1865, of General John Echol's operation in southwest Va.; note on the Battle of Perryville; reports on the Battle of Cold Harbor; poem, "The Last Sunset of Summer"; Commonplace book No. 2 containing notes on historical figures and genealogical information; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, nos. 1, 3 -4, covering the years 1836-1908. Also included are the Bible of John Pintard Johnston; papers of Harris Hancock Johnston; military papers, 1861-1864, of General Meriwether Lewis Clark; military correspondence of generals Braxton Bragg and Henry W. Halleck; and papers of George Hancock (1798-1875), including letters and land papers regarding his property in Texas. Card index in repository
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