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80242 - GENERAL DAVID B. MORGAN, GENERAL AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, DOCUMENT REGARDING EGYPT PLANTATION IN MISSISSIPPI 1829, WALTER BURLING OF NATCHEZ OF THE SABINE EXPEDITION, 2 DOCUMENTS, General Morgan was Adjutant General to General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Morgan and about 400 volunteers were sent to the west bank of the Mississippi to block any possible flanking maneuver by the British. Outnumbered and poorly armed, they were defeated but delayed the British sufficiently that, coupled with the major loss of leadership and life on the east bank, the British lost the battle and withdrew. Morgan was also a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention and U.S. of Mississippi and Louisiana -- Brig. Gen. David Morgan defended the right bank of the river with perhaps 1,000 militia. Finally, at dawn on 8 January, Pakenham attempted a frontal assault on Jackson's breastworks with 5,300 men, simultaneously sending a smaller force across the river to attack Morgan's defenses. Opposite the British and behind a ditch stretching from the river to the swamp, Jackson had raised earthworks high enough to require scaling ladders for an assault. The defenses were manned by about 3,500 men with another 1,000 in reserve. It was a varied group, composed of the 7th and 44th Infantry Regiments, Major Beale's New Orleans Sharpshooters, LaCoste and Daquin's battalions of free Negroes, the Louisiana militia under General David Morgan, a band of Choctaw Indians, the Baratarian pirates, and a motley battalion of fashionably dressed sons and brothers of the New Orleans aristocracy. To support his defenses, Jackson had assembled more than twenty pieces of artillery, including a battery of nine heavy guns on the opposite bank of the Mississippi. Unaware that it is all but over on the east side of the river, Thornton is finally in position to move on the American guns under General Morgan. The US militia puts up a fierce resistance but it is not enough for an experienced battle commander like Thornton. His men deal one blow after another to the American right flank until Morgan's men spike the guns and retreat. [a] 4 pages ALS signed by Morgan written to Colonel William Breed from Madisonville, LA regarding a survey of Egypt Plantation by Morgan. [b] included is a four page affidavit regarding a civil dispute between Walter Burling and Isaac Galliard sworn to before Lucius Duncan January 7th, 1829 in the chancery Court Eastern District of Mississippi in the "matter of Egypt Plantation." Dictated by David Morgan in relation to a survey he did in 1806 on lands called Egypt Plantation in Adams County, Mississippi Territory. Walter Burling was an important citizen of the Mississippi Territory and played an important role on diffusing the tension between the United States and Mexico in regard to the Sabine Expedition as he negotiated with the Spanish for General Wilkinson over the western boundary of Louisiana. He also was involved in the Burr Conspiracy in 1806 - 07. Some edge chips, arrival repair at fold, two large 8" X 13" totaling  eight pages of manuscript, two documents..........................................................$495.00

5134 - WAR OF 1812 MAP WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE WAR ON THE CANADIAN FRONTIER 1812-1815, 10" X 14". The United States of America exhibiting the front of War on the Canadian Frontier from 1812-1815. Dated 1816, this great contemporary map shows the eastern half of the United States from Louisiana to upper northeast Canada. It also has a large inset of the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario region showing fortifications. While mainly dealing with the War in the Great Lakes, the format includes New Orleans, British West Florida  and the Washington area. The map is extremely detailed in every respect. The paper is fresh and bright. A wonderful contemporary dated War of 1812 map.......................................SOLD


101152 - FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, during the War of 1812. Key, accompanied by the American Prisoner Exchange Agent Colonel John Stuart Skinner, dined aboard the British ship HMS Tonnant, as the guests of three British officers: Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane, Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn, and Major General Robert Ross. Skinner and key were there to negotiate the release of prisoners, one being Dr. William Beanes. Beanes was a resident of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and had been captured by the British after he placed rowdy stragglers under citizen's arrest with a group of men. Skinner, Key, and Beanes were not allowed to return to their own sloop: they had become familiar with the strength an position of the British units and with the British intent to attack Baltimore. As a result of this, Key was unable to do anything but watch the bombarding of the American forces at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore on the night of September 13 - September 14, 1814. At dawn, Key was able to see an American flag still waving and reported this to the prisoners below deck. On the way back to Baltimore, he was inspired to write a poem describing his experience, "Defence of Fort McHenry", which he published in the Patriot on September 20, 1814. He intended to fit it to the rhythms of composer John Stafford Smith's "To Anacreon in Heaven", a popular tune Key had already used as a setting for his 1805 song "When the Warrior Returns," celebrating U.S. heroes of the First Barbary War. (The earlier song is also the Key's original use of the "star spangled" flag imagery). It has become better known as "The Star Spangled Banner". Under this name, the song was adopted as the American national anthem, first by an Executive Order from President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 (which had little effect beyond requiring military bands to play it) and then by a Congressional resolution in 1931, signed by President Herbert Hoover. Key's signature from the closing of a letter, a small clip adhered to autograph book paper...F.S. Key, trifle separation away from his signature, extremely rare, catalogues $500 as a signature, first one we have ever offered...................................................SOLD

9223 - THE FORMATION OF THE 16TH REGIMENT, WAR OF 1812, 1 page letter dated at Philadelphia, August 12th, 1812 by Lt. Colonel Richard Dennig to Captain Isaac Barnard with details to begin forming the 16th Infantry Regiment. The 16th Regiment was very active in the northern campaigns near Canada. Actually a folded letter sheet, very fine.....................SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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