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Journal, B. H. Johnson, 1863-1864 (Ms2008-093)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2008-093_JohnsonBH_Journal_1863-1864


  • 1863-09-01/1864-09-01


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the B. H. Johnson Journal must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Language of Materials



The B. H. Johnson Journal is a handwritten account of one year from September 1863 to September 1864 recorded by a Methodist circuit riding minister of eastern Virginia. Some mentioned locations within Virginia are Shiloh, Charlottesville, Salem, Port Royal, Spotsylvania, Hanover County, Augusta County, Caroline County, and Madison County, among others. Subjects include the American Civil War and its concomitant destruction, the duties and practices of a Methodist minister, typhoid fever, "Yankee" crime, and slavery. A particularly engaging segment within Johnson's journal discusses the theft of his horse by rogues and the eventual heroic repossession of his steed.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US