CDV OF SOUTH CAROLINA LIEUTENANT COLONEL KILLED AT 1ST BULL RUN

$750.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 1138-857

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Waist -up view of Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin J. Johnson of Hampton’s Legion.

Image shows Johnson in a dark civilian suit with white shirt and large, dark bowtie.

Contrast is fair and clarity is good. Paper is toned and the mount is good with a period ink ID at bottom center.

Reverse has two printed paper labels. The first is rectangular and reads “THIS IS A CORRECT PHOTOGRAPH, FROM LIFE, OF COL. B. J. JOHNSON OF CHARLESTON, S.C. WHO FELL IN THE BATTLE OF MANASSAS PLAINS, JULY 21, 1861.” The second label is square and reads “FROM THE AUGUSTA PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY OF ART… AUGUSTA, GA.”

Benjamin Jenkins Johnson (also carried on the rolls as Benjamin I) was born March 18, 1817 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He attended school in Williamsburg, Virginia and afterward returned home and took up the life of a planter. He later studied law and passed the bar and opened his own practice in Beaufort. At the same time he commanded a local militia infantry regiment.

With the outbreak of the Civil War Johnson was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in Hampton’s Legion in early May of 1861.

During the fight at 1st Manassas Johnson was seen “riding up and down the line” when he was hit in the head by a cannonball.” In his report after the battle Hampton said that Johnson “fell with the utmost coolness and gallantry.”

Johnson was laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner.  [ad] [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About CDV OF SOUTH CAROLINA LIEUTENANT COLONEL KILLED AT 1ST BULL RUN

should be empty

featured item

VERY SCARCE 1799-1800 SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET: 42nd REGIMENT, PITTSYLVANIA

This musket is stamped “42. VA. REGT. PITTSYLVANIA” on the barrel, was later altered to percussion and then shortened for use in the civilian market. It is a scarce survivor from muskets delivered to Virginia by Jame Swan of Boston in January… (1000-241). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

29
Sep

Redding's Auction Gun Show, Gettysburg - Sept 24th-25th Learn More »

Instagram