Tom W. Johnson Collection

Manuscript Collection #141
Johnson, Tom W.
Physical description
0.108 Cubic Feet, 8 items , copies, consisting of correspondence, a certificate, a newspaper, and an account.
Preferred Citation
Tom W. Johnson Collection (#141), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1859-1895) consisting of correspondence, a certificate, a newspaper and an financial account.

Scope and arrangement

Correspondence in this collection covers the years 1859 to 1865 and contains several items of interest. In one letter (27 January 1863), Oscar Wooten, a member of Co. E., 55th Regiment of N.C. Troops, reflects upon conditions at Camp French near Wilmington, N.C., and describes his effort to locate a wounded comrade at the hospital. In another letter (11 October 1864), R. S. May requests blankets and wine not available at Winder Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a patient. Finally there are two letters (7 January and 21 March 1865) written by Elisha C. Johnson of Johnson's Mill (Pitt County, N.C.) and covering a variety of topics. Reference is made to the economic situation, milling operations, school, the labor situation, and Union control of the Neuse River from New Bern to Kinston.

Also included in the collection is a copy of the Berea (N.C.) Hash (October 1895); a certificate (15 February 1859) making Allen Johnson the postmaster at Johnson's Mill; and financial accounts (24 March 1891) from a general store in Johnson's Mill.

Administrative information
Custodial History

August 17, 1970, 8 items; Correspondence (1859-1865), certificate, newspaper, and account. Loaned for copying by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson, Oxford, N.C.

July 6, 1983, (unprocessed addition 1), 20 items; Photographs, clippings, correspondence, a speech, publications, biographical material, and genealogical notes on Wooten, May, Johnson, and Mccotter families. Donor: Mrs. Tom W. Johnson.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson

Processing information

Processed by R. Weaver, February 1971

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Johnson, Elisha C.
May, R. S.
Wooten, Oscar
Corporate Names
Winder Hospital (Richmond, Va.)
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence
Camp French (Wilmington, N.C.)
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Pitt County (N.C.)--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects--North Carolina
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Occupied territories
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives