Presidential Signature: Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) This document is signed by President Franklin Pierce (1853-1857). William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County resigned his commission in the United States Army prior to the outbreak of the Civil War...
A letter from Confederate President Jefferson Davis, written in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 23, 1861, to Governor John W. Ellis of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, regarding the armaments of war.
Papers relating to Davis, U.S senator from Mississippi, secretary of war (1853-1857), and president of the Confederacy, including his letters to President Polk (1847) and John H. Wheeler (1854) about military appointments and leaves; official...
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