J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 7

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Creator:De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867
Title:J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 7

Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré describes conditions in Richmond and reports he accepted a post under C.G. Memminger, Confederate States Treasurer. He reports conflicts among Slidell, Perkins, and other Louisiana members of Congress over appointments, declaring ""I have humiliated them""(i.e., those who did not support him)" He notes that he went to see Federal prisoners captured (at Manassas?" declaring ""they suffer severely, a sad necessity as long as the Lincoln devil keeps our privateer(" men in irons."

Subjects:Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895 | Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888 | Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Legislators--Confederate States of America | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | politics and elections | writing, literature, and reading
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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