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Members of the All-Black 6th Virginia Volunteers

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

Original Author: Unknown

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives

Company on Parade in Prussian Style Uniforms

In an undated photograph, African American soldiers pose in Prussian-style uniforms. These men were probably members of the 2nd Battalion Colored Infantry, under Major William H. Johnson. During the Spanish-American War, Johnson led the 2nd Battalion in the all-black 6th Virginia Volunteers. This photograph is included in Johnson's collected papers, which reside at the Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives.

Citation: Company on Parade in Prussian Style Uniforms, Major William Henry Johnson Papers, Acc.# 0057-3, Box 12: Folder 420. Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library

Original Author: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives

Spanish-American War Veterans

African Americans veterans of the Spanish-American War pose for an undated photograph. These men probably served in the all-black 6th Virginia Volunteers. This photograph is part of the Major William Henry Johnson Papers at the Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives; Johnson commanded a battalion in the 6th Virginia Volunteers.

Citation: Spanish American War Veterans Meeting, Major William Henry Johnson Papers, Acc.# 0057-3, Box 12: Folder 427. Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library

Original Author: Unknown

Created: First half of the twentieth century

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives

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  • 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

    Original Author: Unknown

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives

  • Company on Parade in Prussian Style Uniforms

    In an undated photograph, African American soldiers pose in Prussian-style uniforms. These men were probably members of the 2nd Battalion Colored Infantry, under Major William H. Johnson. During the Spanish-American War, Johnson led the 2nd Battalion in the all-black 6th Virginia Volunteers. This photograph is included in Johnson's collected papers, which reside at the Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives.

    Citation: Company on Parade in Prussian Style Uniforms, Major William Henry Johnson Papers, Acc.# 0057-3, Box 12: Folder 420. Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library

    Original Author: Unknown

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives

  • Spanish-American War Veterans

    African Americans veterans of the Spanish-American War pose for an undated photograph. These men probably served in the all-black 6th Virginia Volunteers. This photograph is part of the Major William Henry Johnson Papers at the Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives; Johnson commanded a battalion in the 6th Virginia Volunteers.

    Citation: Spanish American War Veterans Meeting, Major William Henry Johnson Papers, Acc.# 0057-3, Box 12: Folder 427. Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: First half of the twentieth century

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives