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Major William H. Johnson and His Soldiers

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. Johnson also served as the principal of the Jones Street School, in Petersburg. In 1898, after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Johnson led the 2nd Battalion in the newly formed all-black 6th Virginia Volunteer Regiment. 

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 Volunteer Regiment. 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 Volunteer Regiment. 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. Johnson also served as the principal of the Jones Street School, in Petersburg. In 1898, after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Johnson led the 2nd Battalion in the newly formed all-black 6th Virginia Volunteer Regiment. 

    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 Volunteer Regiment. 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 Volunteer Regiment. 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