General David Bannister Morgan COLLECTION



(Mss 253)






Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans


April 1986








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locations:                 Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.


Inclusive dates:      April 15, 1817; 1926


Summary:                ALS David B. Morgan; dated "Madisonville 15th April 1817" and addressed "To the Editors of the Reporter"; contained in envelope addressed to "Miss M. C. Lancaster, Prin. McDonogh No. 11 School, Prieur & Palmyra Sts., New Orleans, La."  Morgan letter accompanied by typescript letter dated June 9, 1926 and receipt dated June 11, 1926 (both on letterhead of S. J. Shwartz & Co., Inc., New Orleans) addressed to Miss Kate Lancaster; concerning purchase of Morgan letter.


Source:                     Gift, October 1993


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Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    General David Bannister Morgan Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans




Biographical Note



            David Bannister Morgan (born West Springfield, Mass., 1773 - died Covington, La., July 15, 1848); commanded Louisiana and Mississippi militias at Battle of New Orleans; letter discusses Morgan's actions and observations on the battle; a copy of the present letter was published in The Louisiana Historical Quarterly of January, 1926.




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253-1              Manuscript letter; envelope; typescript letter, and receipt.


                                    April 15, 1817; June 9, 11, 1926.  Madisonville and New Orleans, La.  24-page manuscript letter on 6 sheets folded double; 1 envelope; 1 page typescript letter; 1 page typescript receipt.


                                    Collection file contains a photocopy of the February 28, 1817 issue of The Reporter which contains commentary on the Battle of New Orleans and General Morgan's role in the battle; presumably, Morgan was responding to this commentary in the present letter.  This photocopy may be examined upon request.




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Morgan, David Bannister

New Orleans, Battle of, 1815