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David B. Morgan papers

Identifier: LaRC-624

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and military orders of David Banister Morgan (1773-1848), as well as financial and slave records. Morgan was a commander of troops on the west bank of the Mississippi River under Andrew Jackson between 1814 and 1815 during the Battle of New Orleans.


  • 1814-1849


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

David Banister Morgan served in the Louisiana territorial legislature, was a member of the Constitutional convention, and after the admission of Louisiana to the Union, was in the state legislature. He was surveyor-general of Louisiana and Mississippi, and commanded the militia of those states under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, with the rank of brigadier-general.


1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged by topic, as follows: correspondence and military orders, arranged chronologically; and financial and slave records, also arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1980 by SMW.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US