Title

Charles B. Johnson papers, 1862-1868

Creator

Date Original

1862-1868

Description

This collection contains correspondence to Charles B. Johnson and others, telegrams to and from Johnson, and Confederate States vouchers issued by Johnson to various persons.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles B. Johnson was born September 10, 1819, in Hartford, Connecticut. He later emigrated to Arkansas where he owned a mercantile business in Fort Smith with his brother, William R. Johnson. After the death of his brother in 1847, Charles continued the business with his brother-in-law, Marshal Grimes. He married Margaret A. Rector, the youngest daughter of Colonel Wharton Rector of Crawford County, in 1848, and had several children. Johnson was stationed at Fort Smith with the 51st Arkansas Militia on January 14, 1861. He was then sent to Sherman, Texas, by Major Thomas Lanigan as Commissionary Agent for the First Army Corps of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate States of America, where he served the rest of the war. He returned to Fort Smith in 1869, but was soon taken ill. He never recovered from the illness and died January, 1870.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Texas: North Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.004.014

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Charles B. Johnson papers, SMC.004.014

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Charles B. Johnson papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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