Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous Papers,1861-1862

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Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous Papers,1861-1862
Johnson, Calvin
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Camp Douglas (Ill.)-- History-- Sources.
Shiloh, Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
United States.-- Army.-- Illinois Infantry Regiment, 55th (1861-1865)
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Soldier in the 55th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Letters from Camp Douglas (Ill.), while training there, describe barrack conditions; soldiers; receiving his uniform; daily activities; and family matters. His Feb. to Mar. 1862 letters from Paducah, Ky., note his regiment's movement to Columbus, Ky. and back by boat; and the poor conditions they suffered at Columbus. His 21 Mar. 1862 letter from Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. describes coming down (up) the river (Tennessee) on boats; marching through mud; seeing poorly buried Confederate dead; and conditions in the region