Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Funding of the War Between the States

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:17+00:00 July 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I am reading a little book called "101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War" by Thomas R. Turner, PhD. In it Dr. Turner talks about how both sides poured millions of dollars into their war machines. He says "the citizens [...]

Jefferson and Varina Davis, The Last Years

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:36+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|

After the War and his incarceration and subsequent release, Jefferson Davis temporarily lost his home in Mississippi, most of his wealth and his U.S. citizenship. The Davis family traveled in Europe and Canada as he sought employment. For a few [...]

Why Jefferson Davis?

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:17+00:00 July 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered why it was Jefferson Davis who was unanimously elected President of the Confederate States of America? According to Hudson Strode, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, "Perhaps no one in his own time [...]

Portraits Tell Many Stories

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:36+00:00 July 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In Mrs. Davis's New York bedroom is a Portrait of Caroline Phelan Beale, dated December 1941. She was our first Regent and her efforts established the furnishings collections of the First White House here in Montgomery. She was the daughter [...]

Freedom Never Free

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:18+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A Happy July 4th to everyone! I hope you are "grilling" or doing other fun things today as we celebrate the birth of our nation, still one nation under God, even though folks like the ACLU would like to remove [...]

A Confederate Mystery

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

On June 27, 2011 in the Montgomery Advertiser, I read an article that the sunken Civil War submarine,  H.L. Hunley had at last been turned upright. The rotation of the 7-ton, 40-foot submarine to expose a side of its hull not seen since [...]

Why Did A Louisiana Lady Marry A Federal?

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

This is a brief funny incident from Kate Cumming's Journal of a Confederate Nurse. She tells about a Miss Womack, who is from Louisiana, and thinks the other states are all very well in their way, but not like LA.Three gentleman [...]

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