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Lazarus Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0407

This collection consists primarily of two sections of a muster roll for Company K of the 2nd Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers (USA) and Lazarus Johnson's discharge and pension papers. Also included is Johnson's affidavit regarding Calloway W. Catlett's pension claim.

Dates

  • 1863 June 30-1918 June 10

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of two sections of a muster roll for Company K of the 2nd Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers (USA) and Lazarus Johnson's discharge and pension papers. Also included is Johnson's affidavit regarding Calloway W. Catlett's pension claim.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lazarus Wilson Johnson was born on February 21, 1834 in Knox County, Tennessee, to Jonathan and Martha (Hines) Johnson. He fought as a 1st Sergeant in Company K of the 2nd Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteers (USA) from December 29, 1861 to December 29, 1864. After his discharge, he married Elizabeth Cunningham (1844 December 5-1912 November 17), and together they had Robert Henry (1867-1912), Jonathan Charles (1869-1963), Martha E. (1871-), Nancy D. (1872-), Thomas E. (1873-), Samuel E. (1875-1927), Mary C. (1876-), Frances W. (1878-), Loula W. (1879-), Burton Lee (1883-), Laura E. (1885-), Edith E. (1887-), and the twins, Ida M. and Lida M. (1889-). Lazarus W. Johnson died on September 17, 1920 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Calloway Wilson Catlett was born in May of 1838 in Tennessee to George W. and Lavinia (Hodges) Catlett. He served in Company K of the 2nd Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteers (USA) from December 29, 1861 to June 30, 1863. According to the affidavit for his pension request, he was captured and spent time in a rebel prison during the Civil War. He married Sarah E. Hill and they had four children together. Catlett died on November 26, 1904 in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Mrs. Baylor Johnson donated these papers to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480