|Object Name||LETTER, ORIGINAL|
|Collection||CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION|
|Scope & Content||
Henry Heth Papers: Henry Heth to Jefferson Davis, March 2, 1885
Physical Appearance: March 2, 1885 - [Header] Sergeant-at-Arms, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. C. - Henry Heth to "My dear Mr. President" [Jefferson Davis] at "Beauvoir," Mississippi - Requests a letter of recommendation from Davis to Colonel Lamar, the Secretary of the Interior under the "coming Administration," for the position of Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Signed, "H. Heth." 2 pp. Cover is also in the folder.
|Archival History||This postwar letter from Henry Heth to Jefferson Davis remains in the Davis Collection, Box 11. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.|