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Hannibal Augustus Johnson letters, 1865.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Johnson, Hannibal Augustus, b. 1841.
Collection number: 3086
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Abstract: Letters, 14 July 1865 and 9 September 1865, from Johnson, a federal soldier from Maine serving with U.S. Army forces occupying South Carolina, to a friend, recounting activities of the occupying forces around Charleston, S.C., and describing disordered conditions in the area.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Letters from Johnson, a federal soldier in South Carolina, to a friend, recounting the activities of the occupying forces around Charleston. One letter refers to arrangements of work contracts between blacks and their former masters.