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Object Name Reminiscence
Catalog Number 1979.017.00089
Date [n.d.]
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: More Postwar Narratives

Physical Appearance: The folder contains miscellaneous handwritten notes for postwar narratives on different topics:

1979.017.00089 ) [n. d.] - comments on a topedo operation, seventeen pages.

1979.017.00090 ) [n. d.] - notes, revisions, etc. for Maury's "Cavalry Tactics," twenty-five pages.

1979.017.00091 ) [n. d.] - notes on "Recollections of President Davis," fourteen pages.

1979.017.00092 ) [n. d.] - notes on "What Have Virginians Done That They are So Proud," ten pages.

1979.017.00093) [n. d.] - notes on General Joseph Eggleston Johnston - war, amnesty, service after the war, eighteen pages.

1979.017.00094 ) [n. d.] - notes on "Cavalry Instructions of the United States Army," two pages.

1979.017.00095 ) [n. d.] - notes on "Sally," a family slave, four pages.

1979.017.00096 ) [n. d.] - notes on "Some Recollections on 'Stonewall Jackson,'" sixteen pages.

1979.017.00097 ) [n. d.] - "notes on Texas," twenty-two pages.

1979.017.00098 ) [n. d.] - notes from an "Interview with Gen. Armstrong regarding Gen[eral] [Nathan Bedford] Forrest," eight pages.

1979.017.00099 ) [n. d.] - "Conclusion," notes on Englishmen in Virginia, three pages.

1979.017.00100 ) [n. d.] - more notes on travels and recollections of Texas, eighteen pages.

1979.017.00101 ) [n. d.] - notes, summary description of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston, two pages.

1979.017.00102 ) [n. d.] - notes, recollections of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and Confederate General Stephen Dill Lee in Mississippi, six pages.

1979.017.00103 ) [n. d.] - notes on Confederate Generals Earl Van Dorn, Stephen Dill Lee, and Nathan Bedford Forrest, six pages.
Archival History The Dabney H. Maury Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The vast majority of the library's holdings are postwar, acquired in the late 20th century as a donation from Maury's direct descendants. This correspondence covers Maury's work with the Southern Historical Society, letters to former President Jefferson Davis and his family, and family concerns. Maury's gregarious nature is apparent in the breadth of the correspondence. Letters to Maury include those from Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Early, and Joseph E. Johnston. Some of the latest correspondence is from distinguished historians Dr. Douglas S. Freeman and Bruce Catton to Maury family members. Wartime holdings include several copies of Maury's Farewell Address of May 1865 and letter-press book of April-May 1865, later converted to a postwar journal.
People Maury, Dabney Herndon