Papers of Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A. General during the American Civil War, including correspondence which reflect his long military career and interest in his nephews, John Warfield Johnston and John Preston Johnston.
The papers include a diary, 1857, of Johnston's survey of the southern boundary of Kansas and eighteen volumes of Civil War dispatches and telegrams.
The collection also includes a diary, 1 May-31 July 1864, of Thomas B. Mackall; letters received by Louis McLane (including letters from Andrew Jackson and Lafayette) and typescripts of letters by Eliza Johnston Hughes.
Subjects concern Braxton Bragg, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, William Joseph Hardee, George Ben Johnston, and the American Civil War (including the Atlanta Campaign of 1864). Correspondents include P. G. T. Beauregard, Jubal Early, Thomas Tasker Gantt, Josiah Gorgas, Wade Hampton, D.H. Hill, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and W.T. Sherman (General Order #18 of Johnston surrendering and giving terms to Sherman); as well as members of Johnston's family, Beverly R. Johnston, John Preston Johnston and John Warfield Johnston.
A list of books in the Rare Book Collection which were owned by Joseph E. Johnston is in Box 1. Accession 2001.35 addition filed in Box 1.
The Civil War dispatch and telegram books are available on microfilm for use in Swem Library or the microfilm may be requested via inter-library loan. The Joseph E. Johnston Papers, 1825-1891, in Swem Library’s microforms area is on 6 reels, call number E467.1 .J74 A2.