Hannibal A. Johnson Letter
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.
Language of Materials
The letter is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
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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.
The Hannibal A. Johnson Letter was purchased by Special Collections in July 2018.
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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/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Hannibal A. Johnson Letter was completed in June 2019.
- Hannibal A. Johnson Letter, 1862
- AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0 1.0)
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