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