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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1854
|George Brinton McClellan to Jefferson Davis on the island of Hispaniola
|30 September 1854
|McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885)
|McClellan, Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, describes the Island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) geographically and politically to Davis, Secretary of War. Relays information about Hispaniola obtained from the German explorer Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk. Referring to Hispaniola, states "there are no indications of either commercial or agricultural prosperity."
|Union General Confederate General or Leader Military History Caribbean Geography and Natural History Politics Government and Civics Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Commerce Global History and Civics
|Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) Schomburgk, Robert Hermann, Sir (1804-1865)
|Science, Technology, Invention; Foreign Affairs; Agriculture; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859