Louisiana State University Libraries
Hill Memorial Library
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
Banks, Nathaniel P.
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.
Official reports of officers on USS Dale.
Caffery, John M.
Papers of Ensign John Murphey Caffery, found in the Donelson Caffery Papers.
Connor, Lemuel P.
The Lemuel Parker Connor Family Papers contain letters concerning the visit of USS Mississippi to Natchez in 1909.
Cromwell, Bartlett J.
Letters of Rear Admiral Bartlett Jefferson Cromwell concerning USS Rio Bravo.
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.
Freeman Jr., Foster
Freeman Foster, Jr. was a sailor in the Mississippi River Campaign.
Jahncke, Ernest L.
Ernest Lee Jahncke was Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1929-1933.
1,528 items and 6 volumes
Means, Edward J.
Lieutenant Edward J. Means served in the Confederate Navy.
Miller, Alexander R.
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.
Peterson, Oscar E.
Papers of Gunner's Mate Oscar E. Peterson
Post, Lauren C.
Lauren Chester Post was a radioman during World War I.
Raphael Semmes was an officer in the Union and Confederate navies. These items are found in the Walter L. Fleming Collection.
Smith, William H.
Papers of Acting Third Assistant Engineer.
Staples, Harold H.
Typescript diary concerning USS Allen.