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Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous Papers,1861-1862

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Title

Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous Papers

Date

1861-1862

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous Papers, 1861-1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

18 items

Scope and Content

Soldier in the 55th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Letters from Camp Douglas (Ill.), while training there, describe barrack conditions; soldiers; receiving his uniform; daily activities; and family matters. His Feb. to Mar. 1862 letters from Paducah, Ky., note his regiment's movement to Columbus, Ky. and back by boat; and the poor conditions they suffered at Columbus. His 21 Mar. 1862 letter from Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. describes coming down (up) the river (Tennessee) on boats; marching through mud; seeing poorly buried Confederate dead; and conditions in the region

Subjects

  • Camp Douglas (Ill.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Shiloh, Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
  • United States.-- Army.-- Illinois Infantry Regiment, 55th (1861-1865)

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