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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-DHM.2
Date July 30, 1863
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General, to General Samuel Cooper, Adjutant & Inspector General

Physical Appearance: July 30, 1863 - Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Maj[or] Gen[era]l Comm[an]d[in]g at Head Quarters Dep[artmen]t of the Gulf, Mobile, Ala[bama], to General S[amuel] Cooper, A[djutant] & I[nspector] Gen[era]l, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Maury sends Major Cummings to report to the Secretary of War on the defense of Mobile. The letter consists of one page plus a cover sheet. The letter is signed by Maury. The cover sheet is signed and forwarded by Samuel Cooper on August 7, 1863 and also signed by James A. Seddon on August 7, 1863.
Archival History This letter from Dabney H. Maury to Samuel Cooper was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403h files. 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