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Andrew J. Johnson diary

 Collection — Folder: S0722
Identifier: S0722

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three copies of the typed transcript of Andrew J. Johnson's diaries, ranging form 1862 to 1865, transcribed by Ralph W. and Inez Jones Johnson from Greenwood, Indiana in 1961. The transcripts include a foreword with family history, a roster of Company I, 70th Indiana Regiment, and where the regiment served.


  • 1862-1865, 1961


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Andrew Jackson Johnson, born May 5, 1842, joined the Company I, 70th Indiana Regiment on August 7, 1862 and served until June 13, 1865. He was one of 14 children born to Charles and Eleanor Johnson of Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana. Three of his brothers served in the Union Army: William Thomas (born 1837), Samuel Herriott (born 1839 and died in the war), and Nathaniel Lafayette (born 1843). On September 14, 1876, Johnson married Nancy Elizabeth Peggs (born August 17, 1851) near Franklin, Indiana and they had 9 children, 6 of whom grew to adulthood. Johnson died April 17, 1916.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ralph W. and Inez Jones Johnson during December 1961.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed during December 2011 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid updated 2022/12/15 by Lauren Patton.
Andrew J. Johnson diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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