Carte-de-visite

Political cartoon showing Jefferson Davis shining shoes in Richmond while gentrified blacks walk behind him with smiles and a parasol.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0477
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1864-1864

Communication from the Attorney General dated January 9, 1864. Containing an estimate of an additional sum required by the Department of Justice. Richmond. The Confederate Government by this point in the war was still trying to function as a functioning bureaucracy. Message from Attorney General George Davis asks for additional money for the Department of Justice court expenses and salaries. Captured handstamped: "Rebel Archives".

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.245
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1863-1863

Message of the President, Richmond dated 1863. President Davis explains his reasons for signing a bill allowing eighteen-year-olds to join the military. He also offers clarifying remarks on the bill, including the fact that enacting it would not nullify the previous enrollment of minors aged eighteen to twenty. Davis offers the opinion that the bill clarifies the law rather than nullifying any previous legislation. Captured handstamped: "Rebel Archives".

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.238
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Book

Date:
1862-1862

Book. Confederate Imprint by Edward Alfred Pollard, entitled: "The First Year of the War". Pollard also wrote: "Black Diamonds" etc. Corrected and improved version. Rare with engraved portraits of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as well as being in the original green cloth binding, only eight examples of this rare edition are known to exist all of which are in institutions. This was the first popular history of the Civil War from a Confederate perspective. Edward Polard was a staunch session but was strongly opposed to President Jefferson Davis whom he felt was responsible for mismanaging the Confederacy. The books presents the events of the Civil War from the viewpoint of the author, a pro-slavery secessionist. Richmond: West & Johnson, 145 Main Street, 1862.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.237
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1861-1861

Two page letter from the President Jefferson Davis' private secretary Robert Josselyn to Governor Francis Pickens of South Carolina, from Richmond, Virginia. Dated November 4, 1861 concerning Confederate Agents in England and foreign merchants and their patents for Inventions with in the Confederacy. On Confederate Inventions.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.218
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1850-1850

Speech from Jefferson Davis on Slavery in the Western Territory, addressed to George Sikes a member of the House of Representatives. Within the envelope is a 32pp. printed speech that Mississippi Senator gave. Excerpt: "From every corner of this broad Union come daily evidences of the gathering storm which threatens to break upon us... when the honorable Senator from Kentucky (Mr. Clay) introduced the resolutions now under discussion I though it my duty to present my views..."

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.212
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1872-1872

One Page letter written by Jefferson Davis, from his home in Memphis, Tennessee, May 5, 1872. In the letter, Davis thanks the ladies of Mississippi. Thanking them for allowing him a honorary membership in the St. James Ladies Aid Society. Written to Miss Minnie Turpin, CDV of Turpin included along with this letter. (CDV #2004.002.158b in Storage Cabinet 3, Drawer C)

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.158
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1890-1890

Two page folio from a grieving Mrs. Varina Davis (Mrs. Jefferson Davis). Dated February 18,1890 (Three months after the death of Jefferson Davis). Written to the Battalion Washington Artillery. Replying to the sympathies given her by members of the Washington Artillery. Signed V. Jefferson Davis. this was found in the personal papers of Colonel William Owens.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.157
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1863-1863

Hand written letter from Jefferson Davis to the Confederate House of Representatives regarding the capture of New Orleans. Dated April 29, 1863. Mentions the defenses of New Orleans. Mentions General Mansfield Lovell and Lieut. John K. Mitchell who commanded at Fort Phillip.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.090
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1865-1865

The Tri-Weekly Telegraph - Houston, Texas Dated: May 29, 1865. The aftermath of the war is still being felt and discussed amongst the citizens of Texas. One article on Jefferson Davis being held at Fort Lafayette awaiting trial for treason. Also a story on General Sherman refusing General Halleck's offer to allow Davis to stay at his home in Richmond. Editorial defending the decision to succeed.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.044
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier