J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 28

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Creator:De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867
Title:J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 28

Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses the possible appointment of John Slidell, whom he derisively calls ""King John," to Europe; the inability of Jefferson Davis to deal effectively with politicians; the machinations of ""Prince John"" to enter the Senate; and the purchase price of slaves. He states his support and suggestions for Gayarre's third volume of his history of Louisiana, which would be ""History of Louisiana: The American Domination." He remarks that things go much the same in the new regime as the old--parties developing, same people in positions. He still expects a short war and speculates about the success and strategies of Confederate generals.

Subjects:Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895 | Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 | Slidell, John, 1793-1871 | Generals--Confederate States of America | Confederate States of America--Politics and government | politics and elections, military | lit and reading | diplomacy
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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Charles E.A. Gayarré Papers (Grace King Collection), Mss. 1282


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Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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