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M043 Davis (Jefferson) Letters

Object Type: Collection
In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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From the Davis (Jefferson) Letters collection. A letter from Colonel H.K. Craig, Chief of Ordnance, to Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, dated 28 September 1853. Craig informs Davis about the death of Captain J.M. Morgan, commanding officer of the Baton Rouge Arsenal, and requests that Captain J.A.J. Bradford be appointed to that command. On the verso of the letter Davis rejects the proposed appointment.

From the Davis (Jefferson) Letters collection. Letter from Jefferson Davis to Frank Moore, dated 13 June 1880. The letter is a response to a previous inquiry by Frank Moore relating to the Confederate Congress. This letter may have been written and signed in the hand of Davis' wife, Varina Howell Davis.

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