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Andrew Johnson: A Resource Guide

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson.
James Wadsworth Family Papers.
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Digital Collections

The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The Abraham Lincoln Papers contain more than 170 items to, from, or referring to Andrew Johnson.

Among the collection’s Johnson-related materials are:

  • Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, March 26, 1863, (Letter urging recruitment of black soldiers in Tennessee).
  • Andrew Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, November 18, 1864, (Telegram in reply to Lincoln's request for election results).
  • Andrew Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, January 17, 1865, (Telegram concerning abolition of slavery in Tennessee).

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

This collection contains a large selection of congressional material related to Andrew Johnson's political career as a member of the House of Representatives, U.S. senator, vice president, and president, as well as his impeachment trial in 1868. Search this collection by date and publication to find materials related to Johnson.

Civil War Sheet Music Collection

The Civil War Sheet Music Collection at the Library of Congress consists of over 2500 pieces culled from the Library's collections, including the following sheet music related to Andrew Johnson:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Search this collection to find items related to Andrew Johnson, including the War Department's general orders announcing that Johnson had assumed the duties of president as a result of Lincoln's death.

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including an image of Andrew Johnson taking the oath of office.

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