Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
- Existence: 1808-06-03-1889-12-06-
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collections contains records, account books and letterbooks of Captain Benjamin D. Pritchard, Commanding Officer of Company L, 4th Michigan Cavalry, dating from August, 1862, to July, 1865. The military materials include two ledger books (1862-1865), five folders of invoices and receipts, and an inventory of Company L's weapons, ammunition, clothing, horses, and track. There are also several roll call issues of supplies.Another ledger gives the daily cash account of...
Dates: 1862 - 1911
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm containing the correspondence of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis. Topics include Mississippi and national politics; the admission of California as a state; a proposed southern-route transcontinental railroad; and Davis' capture at the end of the Civil War. It also contains speeches, newsclippings about the Davises and their home, and accounts of the Battle of Monterey (1846), requested by Davis.
Dates: 1835 - 1913
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typewritten copy of the Civil War diary (1862-1865) of John C. McLain. The diary gives a good account of Company C's movements and of daily army life. Of special interest are references to troop morale, the capture of Jefferson Davis (May 10, 1865) by General B. B. Pritchard of the Fourth Michigan Calvary, and the demobilization of the armies.The typewritten copy of the diary has been scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1883, undated