Monthly Archives: July 2011

Andersonvile Prison Camp Synonymous With Horror

By | July 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

What would you have done? Just suppose you were the Commander of the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp. Your name is Henry Wirz and you have just  succeeded John Henry Winder, who has died of exhaustion. It is February, 1865. Your camp was designed [...]

Visitors to the “Jeff Davis” House

By | July 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Whenever I am down at the First White House ( in the day they called it the "Jeff Davis" House), I am struck by the number of visitors that come through daily. It is truly amazing, and they come from all over [...]

Jefferson Davis’ Route To Montgomery

By | July 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Jefferson Davis had a long and wearying trip from his home at Brierfield to Montgomery where he was inaugurated Provisional President of the Confederate States of America on February 18, 1861.He left his home and went by river to Vicksburg [...]

The Hunley and Other Civil War Art On Web Today

By | July 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

At the Museum of the Confederacy's website there is a fine exhibit showing Conrad Chapman's scenes from Charleston Harbor during the War Between the States. Chapman sketched Fort Sumter where the war began in 1861, as well as batteries around [...]

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