Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Title: Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb
Dates: 1888 October 2
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms464

Biographical/Historical Note

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was a Mexican War hero, U.S. senator from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of war and president of the Confederate States of America throughout the American Civil War.

For more information, see the article "Jefferson Davis" in the Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter: dated Beauvoir, Mississippi, October 2, 1888, “My dear Mrs. Cobb,” signed “Jefferson Davis," regarding allegations that prisoners were starved during confinement at Andersonville Prison, and supplies sent to the prison from General Howell Cobb’s plantation.

Index Terms

Andersonville Prison.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889 -- Correspondence
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb, ms464, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1888 October 2