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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-DHM.3
Date November 13, 1863
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Dabney Herndon Maury to "My Dear General" [Joseph Eggleston Johnston]

Physical Appearance: November 13, 1863 - Dabney H[erndon] Maury at Mobile, [Alabama] to "My Dear General" [Joseph Eggleston Johnston] - Maury writes a friendly, informative letter, talking about moving into town and hoping that Johnston will also "fix" his headquarters there. He gives enemy numbers and a general accounting of situation in the area.
Archival History This letter from Dabney H. Maury to J. E. Johnston was formerly located in the Virginia Room Papers, Case F, Lf 2-3. 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