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Donelson Caffery (September 10, 1835 December 30, 1906) was an American politician from the state of Louisiana. September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33...


Caffery was born in Franklin, Louisiana. During the United States Civil War he served in the Confederate army as a lieutenant in the thirteenth Louisiana regiment. After the war he became a lawyer and owned a sugar plantation. In 1892, he was appointed to the United States Senate from Louisiana to fill the unexpired term of Randall L. Gibson who died in office. Caffery began a full six-year term in 1894, and served in the Senate until 1901, declining to run for reelection. He was a member of the United States Democratic Party and served as chairman of the Senate Committee on enrolled bills from 1893 to 1894 and as chairman of the Senate Committee on corporations organized in the District of Columbia from 1899 to 1901. Caffery resumed practicing law and died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was buried in the Franklin cemetery. Franklin is a small city located in St. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ... Magnified crystals of refined sugar Magnification of typical sugar In general use, non-scientists take sugar to mean sucrose, also called table sugar or saccharose, a white crystalline solid disaccharide. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Randall Lee Gibson (September 10, 1832 – December 15, 1892) was a U.S. Senator and a member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot Location Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates , Government Country State Parish United States Louisiana Orleans Parish, Louisiana Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 350. ...


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Guide Introduction: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations–Series J: (17730 words)
Their letters are chiefly about family activities, but Donelson Caffery also wrote about politics in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. There are letters written to Donelson, while he was a senator, congratulating him on his stand on the gold standard, two letters from Grover Cleveland, and letters concerning Democratic party matters.
Donelson Caffery attended school in Franklin, Louisiana, and St. Mary's College in Baltimore, Maryland.
The exact location and number of plantations owned by Donelson Caffery is not known; however, it is believed he owned at least two, Haifleigh and Bethia Plantation, both of which were located in St. Mary's Parish near Franklin, Louisiana.
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