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MSS 253 - Gen. David Bannister Morgan Collection

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.