Algernon Badger Family Papers, 1813-1920

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Badger is best-known as Chief of the Metropolitan Police of New Orleans from 1870 to 1875. As police chief, Badger was on the front lines of the increasing political unrest between Southern white conservatives and Louisiana’s Reconstruction-era government. During his tenure, he defended the city of New Orleans from multiple riots and attempted insurrection by the White League. The most notable of these conflicts was the Battle of Liberty Place. He resigned to become state tax collector and went on to hold a number of political offices in Louisiana, including postmaster of New Orleans and Customs House appraiser. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, financial records, photographs and ephemera collected or created by the Badger family. Much of the correspondence is focused on the military and political career of Algernon Badger. The majority of the letters are addressed to John Beighton Badger, Algernon Badger's father. A significant portion of the records deal with family affairs taking place in Milton, Massachusetts, Algernon Badger's hometown. Algernon Badger's letters to his father detail his rise through the ranks of the Union Army during the Civil War, as well as his life in New Orleans during Reconstruction. Highlights of his letters include a description of a Union army camp at Harper's Ferry, his account of the Battle of Liberty Place in New Orleans, and his experiences campaigning and working alongside Governor William Pitt Kellogg.
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Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1870 March 11
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1870 March 11
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1871 October 24
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1871 October 24
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 April 30
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 April 30
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 March 7
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 March 7
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 May 3
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 May 3
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 October 29
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1872 October 29
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1873 January 24
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1873 January 24
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1880 January 10
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1880 January 10
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1880 January 26
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1880 January 26
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1881 February 13
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1881 February 13
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1883 May 28
Letter from Algernon Sidney Badger to John B. Badger, 1883 May 28
Letter from Allen Howard George to John B. Badger, 1884 February 22
Letter from Allen Howard George to John B. Badger, 1884 February 22
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 November 26
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 November 26
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1890 February 27
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1890 February 27
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1888 July 18
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1888 July 18
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 August 1
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 August 1
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 January 24
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 January 24
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 September 16
Letter from Blanche Badger to Isabelle Badger, 1889 September 16
Letter from Edward Parmele to John B. Badger, 1880 January 11
Letter from Edward Parmele to John B. Badger, 1880 January 11
Letter from Eliza Blacker to John B. Badger, 1886
Letter from Eliza Blacker to John B. Badger, 1886
Letter from Eliza to John B. Badger, 1887 January 9
Letter from Eliza to John B. Badger, 1887 January 9
Letter from George Sprague to John B. Badger, 1884 February 7
Letter from George Sprague to John B. Badger, 1884 February 7
Letter from Harry Badger to John B. Badger, 1887 November 16
Letter from Harry Badger to John B. Badger, 1887 November 16
Letter from John
Letter from John "Algie" Badger to Hannah Badger, 1884 July 12

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