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Diary of Francis M. Johnson, 1862 - 1863

 Item — Box: 5

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Assortment of autographs, documents, letters and manuscript leaves.


  • 1862 - 1863

Biographical / Historical

Francis Marion Johnson enrolled as Principal Musician of the Thirty-second Regiment, Illinois Infantry, on September 3, 1861. He was born in alton, Madison County, Illinois. Most of his service was in Mississipi and Tennessee. There are two sections of his diary illustrating the typical soldier's life on that front. the first section covers departure from his home from May 21, 1862 through August 1862. The second section picks up on Sept. 3, 1962 until he was discharged in Feb. 1863.


From the Collection: 13 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

"Granville W. Hough, Josephine Webster, and Lauretta Wright collaborated in making this contribution."


Contains two diaries and a folder with a photograph, song lyrics, performance program, certificate of honorable service, and other personal documents.

Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
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