A Wisconsin soldier writes home from the war, 1863

Letters, 1862-1864.


Ole C. Johnson, a schoolteacher from Stoughton, was appointed Captain of Company B by Governor Randall in 1861, eventually moving up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by 1863. Leading the 15th regiment into battle at Chickamauga, Georgia, in September of 1863, Johnson was captured and taken to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Johnson wrote many letters home to his family in Wisconsin while he was in prison, especially to his brother John to whom these letters are addressed. Note: this manuscript has not yet been transcribed.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
The Iron Brigade, Old Abe and Military Affairs
Creator: Johnson, Ole C.
Pub Data: Unpublished manuscripts in the Albert O. Barton Papers (Wis Mss OY), Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
Citation: Johnson, Ole C. Letters, 1862-1864. Unpublished manuscripts in the Albert O. Barton Papers (Wis Mss OY box 13, folder 1), Wisconsin Historical Society Archives; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=92; Visited on: 9/20/2014
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