David Boston Morgan letter
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David Boston Morgan letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Morgan, David B., approximately 1845-1926.
Title: David Boston Morgan letter
Dates: 1917
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0576
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

David B. Morgan (ca. 1845-1926) served in the Civil War with Company I of the 5th Georgia Cavalry, Anderson's Brigade within Wheeler's Corps of the Army of Tennessee. After the war he was a clerk, book-keeper and salesman, first with A.J. Miller & Co., furniture dealers, next with E.A. Schwarz, carpets, and then with Allen & Lindsay, furniture, carpets, etc. He next worked as a salesman with William J. Lindsay. About 1885, he and Lindsay formed a partnership, known as Lindsay & Morgan, furniture and furnishings. He was with Lindsay & Morgan for the remainder of his life, and he was president of the company during his last years.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written by David Boston Morgan to Otis Ashmore, who was the corresponding secretary of the Georgia Historical Society dated, July 28, 1917. The letter includes a 10-page narrative of Morgan's Civil War experience. Filed with the narrative is an explanation by Ashmore Savannah, Ga., Aug. 10, 1917.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 5th.
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Letters (correspondence)
Morgan, David B., approximately 1845-1926.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], David Boston Morgan letter, MS 576, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Removed from the Georgia Historical Society administrative files.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.