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Herschel Vespasian Johnson letter to Jefferson Davis

Herschel Vespasian Johnson letter to Jefferson Davis

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herschel Vespasian Johnson letter to Jefferson Davis
Creator: Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Inclusive Dates: 1863 December 11
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1569
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880), politician and judge, born in Burke County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Herschel Johnson (1812-1880) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated C.S. Senate, December 11, 1863, to "Mr. President," (Jefferson Davis), regarding the importance of Richmond, Virginia and Northwest Georgia to the Confederacy and the need to defend these areas at all costs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herschel Vespasian Johnson letter to Jefferson Davis, ms 1569. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1863 December 11 Access Online