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Arnold, Laura Ann Jackson, 1826-1911


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Johnson Family papers

Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Howell Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson Family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war, the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of...

Mortimer Johnson letter to Eliza Johnson. Laura Jackson Arnold's Union sympathies; Jones-Imboden Raid, 1863 April 28 and May 1

Scope and Contents Written at "Hillery's, 9 miles west of Beverley." Regarding Jones-Imboden Raid, West Virginia; Union sympathies of Laura Jackson Arnold. "...Had Jackson been in command we would have been in Clarksburg today, The railroad would have been destroyed. When we turned back almost every man was dissatisfied--all wanted to fight the enemy without regard to numbers. Mrs. J. Arnold 1 --sister of Gen. Jackson--went off with the yankees. Arnold stayed at home says he is a good...