Ludwell H. Johnson

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Ludwell Harrison Johnson III (born 1927) was a professor of history at the College of William and Mary. His main expertise was the American Civil War, with a focus on the political and economic motives of those who sought independence in the form of a new Confederacy.

Johnson was born in 1927 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia. He served in the Naval Reserve from 1945-1946 and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. In November, 1996, Johnson was[1] diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

Johnson died on June 5, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 90.


  • Johnson, Ludwell H. (1958). Red River Campaign: Politics and Cotton in the Civil War. Johns Hopkins Press. ISBN 0-87338-486-5.
  • Johnson, Ludwell H. (1978). Division and Reunion: America, 1848–1877. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-44349-2, OCLC 3415277.



  1. ^ "High Profile: Ludwell Johnson". Retrieved 29 July 2012.