David B. Morgan papers
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.
- Morgan, David Banister, 1773-1848. (Person)
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.
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.
Collection processed in 1980 by SMW.
- Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817.
- Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
- Morgan, David Banister, 1773-1848.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Louisiana. Militia.
- Mortgages Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La, 1815 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Orders (military records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Slave records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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