Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long (Page 1 of 4)

Series: (M92-1) Box 3, Folder 7

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long

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No. 6397

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This manuscript from the Call and Brevard papers contains Ellen Call Long's account of her work to create and maintain a Confederate memorial association in Tallahassee to honor Florida's Confederate dead and veterans through the building of a state monument and the annual observance of a Confederate memorial day on April 26 (the date General Joseph E. Johnston's surrendered most of the remaining Confederate forces east of the Mississippi River to General William T. Sherman).

Ellen Call Long was the eldest child of Richard Keith Call and his wife, Mary Letitia (Kirkman) Call. Born in 1825, Ellen married Medicus A. Long in 1844, and the couple had four children, two of whom survived childhood. She wrote her “History of the Memorial Association” in June 1905, only six months before her death in Tallahassee on December 17, 1905.