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    • Letter, Amelia C. Wharton to Mr. Nicholson

    • Noble, Jordan B., Ca. 1800-1880--Correspondence; African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century; United States--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Louisiana--History--War of 1812--Participation, African...
    • Letter from Amelia C. Wharton to Mr. Nicholson. Ms. Wharton includes a transcription of Jordan Noble's October 19, 1881 letter and a copy of a song that was popular with the colored troops of Major D'Aquin's company.
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    • John Slidell

    • Slidell, John, 1793-1871--Portraits
    • Portrait of John Slidell
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    • General William T. Sherman

    • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891--Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Generals--American--1860-1870;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Prints
    • Sherman served as president of military academy in Pineville immediately before War.
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    • Burnside rifle with a patent breechloading carbine

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Rifles; Arms & armament
    • Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. They gained general acceptance late in the Civil War and had an immediate impact on...
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    • De Soto on the Shore of the Mississippi

    • Soto, Hernando de, b. 1568?--Portraits; Clothing & dress; Indians of North America
    • De Soto and others in elaborate dress. Note: "Drawn by H.L. Stephens, engraved by Augustus Robin, N.Y."
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    • Andrew Jackson commemorative medallion

    • Commemorative medals; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845--Pictorial works
    • The specific occasion for the issuing of this bronze medallion, though apparently commemorative in purpose, is unknown. Its inscription recounts significant milestones in the life and career of Andrew Jackson, including his birth and death dates,...
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    • Letter, Jordan B. Noble to Edward C. Wharton

    • Wharton, Edward C.--Correspondence; African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century; United States--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Louisiana--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Noble,...
    • Amelia C. Wharton's transcription of a letter from Noble to Edward C. Wharton. Original letter is dated October 19, 1881. Letter describes Noble's life and career, in response to E. C. Wharton's request for information about Noble's adventures in...
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    • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans

    • New Orleans (La.)--Maps; Powder magazines; Mississippi River--Maps--Early works to 1800
    • Map reflects the layout of the city 2-3 decades before the date of publication, but shows how few of the original plans for fortifications were actually constructed.
    • 1764
    • Pierre-Joseph Neyon de Villiers, Fort Chartres, to Jean-Jacques-Blaise D'Abbadie

    • Abbadie, Jean-Jacques-Blaise d', 1726-1765; Declosseaux, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Bobe; Fort Chartres (Ill.); Frontier & pioneer life; Indians of North America; Mississippi River Valley--History--To 1803
    • Letter discussing a new settlement to be built, rumors regarding English troops, and relations with Native Americans.
    • 1764-03-13
    • Plan of New Orleans

    • New Orleans (La.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
    • Map is from Philip Pittman's "The Present State of the European Settlements on the Missisippi with A Geographical Description of that River, 1770. Pittman was a British officer who examined and mapped the fortifications built by Governor Kerlerec.
    • 1770
    • Pierre-Joseph Favrot, New Orleans, to Bernardo de Galvez

    • Galvez, Bernardo de, 1746-1786;Governors--Louisiana; Louisiana--History--To 1803; Spain--Colonies--North America; Spain--Foreign relations; New Orleans (La.)--History
    • Favrot's plan to defend New Orleans from the British.
    • 1779-07-15
    • Sketch of New Orleans taken from fort St. Charles / Sketch of Plaquemine fort

    • Fort St. Charles (La.); Mississippi River--Maps--Early works to 1800; Topographic maps; Louisiana--History--To 1803; Fort Plaquemine (La.); New Orleans (La.)--Maps
    • Upper map shows lines of fire from the various guns in Carondelet's fortifications around New Orleans. Original map was prepared by Victor Collot, a French spy collecting information for an attack on New Orleans.
    • 1796
    • Plan of Fort Baton Rouge

    • Fort Baton Rouge (La.); Mississippi River--Maps--Early works to 1800; Topographic maps; Louisiana--History--To 1803
    • Map shows the Mississippi and Galvez' route of attack on the British fort. Published posthumously, Victor Collot's survey in 1796 was part of an intelligence mission into Spanish Louisiana and Florida in preparation for a possible French attack on...
    • 1796
    • Town of New Orleans

    • New Orleans (La.)--Maps
    • Shows Carondelet's forts around the city.
    • 1803

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