Monthly Archives: October 2010

The President’s Study at the First White House

By | October 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Although the newly-elected President of the Confederate States of America maintained offices at the Government Building at Bibb and Commerce Streets, and negotiated much business at the Exchange Hotel, many decisions of State were made in this room.The center table, [...]

Mongomery’s Time Line In The War

By | October 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

With the Sesquicentennial beginning in 2011 I wanted to quote from a pamphlet by Mary Ann Neeley, which was part of a recent Walking Tour sponsored by Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery.January 11, 1861    Alabama Secedes from the UnionFebruary 4              Delegates from Southern States [...]

The Funeral Train and Final Resting Place

By | October 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

On May 27, 1893 with great reverence, the body of the dead President in its copper receptacle was removed from the vault at Metarie Cemetery and placed in a magnificent, heavy brass trimmed oak casket.The procession formed for the long, [...]

Did Jeferson Davis Commit Treason?

By | October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|

A story line in the  Wednesday, October 18, 1978 Montgomery Advertiser reads "Carter restores rights of citizenship to Davis".  The story goes on to say that President Carter restored citizenship rights posthumously on Tuesday, October 17, to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and [...]

Standing Like A “Stone Wall”

By | October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|

An email from a friend today reminded me of our recent trip to the Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas).There I was so moved with emotion when I saw the stature of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on his horse "Little Sorrel". [...]

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