Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Man Without A Country

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:51+00:00 November 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

 Last week I wrote about Brierfield, the Davis plantation near Natchez, MS. When Jefferson Davis was released from prison in May 1867 he was "a man without a country."  He had no salary or savings and no home, because Brierfield had been [...]

“Burying The Dead But Not The Past”

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:51+00:00 November 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The title may have caught your attention! I hope so. It is the title of a book by Caroline E. Janney, Burying The Dead But Not The Past, subtitled Ladies Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause. I picked my autographed copy up [...]

Who Was Charles Minnigerode?

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:30+00:00 November 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Shortly after President Davis arrived in Richmond he met Charles Minnigerode, rector of Richmond's St Paul's Episcopal Church. Minnigerode wrote about Davis: "our acquaintance thus began, soon grew into friendly intercourse that became closer and closer, till an intimacy sprung up [...]

The Later Years for President Davis

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:51+00:00 November 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|

As you know if you have been reading our blog, Jefferson Davis, the only President of the Confederate States of America, lived in Montgomery at what we now call "the First White House of the Confederacy" for a brief period of [...]

“Jefferson Davis, After Montgomery”

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:30+00:00 November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

 We know that President and Mrs. Davis spent the remainder of The War Between the States in Richmond. He had been inaugurated Provisional President of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, the first capital of the Confederacy. On November 6, [...]

Davis Familys’ Sojurn In Montgomery

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:30+00:00 November 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Here is the time line on events regarding the Davis's and their time at the First White House of the Confederacy. As you know events unfolded as follows in early 1861:Jan 11 - Ala adopted Ordinance of SecessionFeb 4 - Confederate States OrganizedFeb [...]

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