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Louisiana State University Libraries 
Special Collections
Hill Memorial Library
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300

 

Arnold, Thomas
Letter

 

Banks, Nathaniel P.
Papers, 1863-1864

Letterpress copies of official letters by Major General Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during the fall of 1863 and early winter of 1864. Letters also comment on civilian life in Federal occupied New Orleans, the education and management of freed slaves, the cotton trade, the revolt of the Corps d'Afrique at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines Parish, and the Mexican Revolution against French invaders. Persons to whom Banks wrote include President Abraham Lincoln, U. S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, Brigadier General George F. Shepley, General William T. Sherman, U. S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Chief Quartermaster Samuel B. Holabird, U. S. Provost Marshal General James Bowen, General-in-Chief H. W. Halleck, and General Cadwallader C. Washburn, among others. Some pages of the copybook are missing.

1 volume

 

Buckley, Nathaniel
Papers, 1846-1848

Official reports of officers on USS Dale.

1 volume

 

Caffery, John M.
Papers, 1897-1906

Papers of Ensign John Murphey Caffery, found in the Donelson Caffery Papers.

 

Connor, Lemuel P.
Papers, 1909

The Lemuel Parker Connor Family Papers contain letters concerning the visit of USS Mississippi to Natchez in 1909.

6 items

 

Cromwell, Bartlett J.
Papers, 1878

Letters of Rear Admiral Bartlett Jefferson Cromwell concerning USS Rio Bravo.

4 items

 

Daniels, Josephus
Papers, 1917-1936

Letters by Josephus Daniels relate to construction at the Boston Navy Yard and the American economy during World War I (1917); to Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference (1925); and to Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy (1936). An excerpt of a speech by Josephus Daniels (1919) addressed to the graduating class of Georgetown Visitation Convent praises the school's program for the education of women, advocates the passage of the women's suffrage amendment, and discusses the service of women during World War I.

4 items

 

Freeman Jr., Foster
Papers, 1862

Freeman Foster, Jr. was a sailor in the Mississippi River Campaign.

3 items

 

Jahncke, Ernest L.
Papers, 1852-1960

Ernest Lee Jahncke was Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1929-1933.

1,528 items and 6 volumes

 

Means, Edward J.
Papers, 1864

Lieutenant Edward J. Means served in the Confederate Navy.

1 volume

 

Miller, Alexander R.
Papers, 1861-1864

 

During the Civil War Alexander R. Miller served as a quarter gunner in the Mississippi Squadron of the United States Navy on board the U.S. steamers Baron De Kalb and Lafayette.

Typescript of diary records movement of troops, naval maneuvers, and encounters with Confederate gunboats, batteries, forts, and troops in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Also noted are attacks upon forts and cities along the Mississippi River, subsequent acts of surrender, Confederate guerrilla action, and Union pillaging of cotton plantations.

1 volume

 

Peterson, Oscar E.
Papers, 1916-1944

Papers of Gunner's Mate Oscar E. Peterson

23 items

 

Post, Lauren C.
Papers, 1917-1920

Lauren Chester Post was a radioman during World War I.

100 items

 

Semmes, Raphael
Papers, 1866-1911

Raphael Semmes was an officer in the Union and Confederate navies.  These items are found in the Walter L. Fleming Collection.

21 items

 

Smith, William H.
Papers, 1862-1863

Papers of Acting Third Assistant Engineer.

5 items

 

Staples, Harold H.
Papers, 1916-1917

Typescript diary concerning USS Allen.

1 item

 

Welles, Gideon
Papers, 1878

1 item


10 May 2002