Major William H. Johnson
In this undated photograph, William H. Johnson, a major in the 2nd Battalion Colored Infantry, poses in full dress uniform in front of his encampment. In 1898, after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Johnson led the 2nd Battalion in the newly formed all-black 6th Virginia Volunteers.
Citation: Major William Henry Johnson, Major William Henry Johnson Papers, Acc.# 0057-3, Box 12: Folder 421. Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library