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Catalog Number 1964.11.1
Title Narrative of Jefferson Davis' imprisonment at Fort Monroe
Collection General Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date undated
Description/Scope & Content Narrative, written by H.B. Bagnall, of Jefferson Davis' imprisonment at Fort Monroe, including whereabouts of his family, confinement in the fort's casemates, declining health and treatment by Dr. J. J. Craven and Dr. George E. Cooper, transfer to Carroll Hall, guard under Post Commanders Gen. Nelson A. Miles and Gen. Henry S. Burton, gift of a cane made from wood of the salvaged ironclad _Virginia_ (Merrimack), and visits by chaplain Dr. Charles Minnigerade, former president Franklin Pierce, and attorney George Thea. The narrative describes Davis' travel to Richmond to petition for his release under a writ of Habeas Corpus, release on bail, and subsequent travel to Norfolk before sailing to New York and Canada.
People Bagnall, H.B.
Davis, Jefferson
Craven, John J., Dr.
Miles, Nelson A. Gen.
Cooper, George E., Dr.
Burton, Henry S., Gen.
Minnigerade, Charles, Rev. Dr.
Pierce, Franklin, Pres.
Thea, George
Topics Fort Monroe
Confederate States of America
Union/Northern Army
Place Names District--Fort Monroe
Area--Norfolk
Area--Richmond
Structure--Carroll Hall
Structure--Jefferson Davis Casemate
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