Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Memorial Day Looking Back at 1862

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:05+00:00 May 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Today we honor the brave men and women who have given their lives in all the wars since our nation was founded, and I can't help but think of the horrors of war, especially the War Between the States when so many [...]

The Story of Varina Davis’s Wedding Ring

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

On August 29, 2005, Beauvoir, the retirement home of Jefferson and Varina Davis, on the Miss. Gulf Coast at Biloxi,  was nearly destroyed, when it took the full brunt of wind and water damage from Hurricane Katrina.Did you know that [...]

Alabama’s Part In The War Between The States

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:06+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11, 1861, the fourth state to do so. She then played host to the first Confederate capital in Montgomery, where representatives from the Confederate states elected Jefferson Davis their President, and drafted a [...]

Jefferson Davis As Seen By Author Hudson Strode

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:30+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

In my bookcase is a  three volume biography of Jefferson Davis by Hudson Strode. The first in the series is Jefferson Davis, American Patriot, 1808-1861. It tells of the years before what Strode calls "the Great Conflict". The second book is Confederate [...]

What Caused The War Between The States?

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:06+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

 People  have debated this question for years. For one thing the South and the North were essentially two different nations with different cultures. Some say the foundation for the war was laid in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was written. Historian [...]

StoneWall Jackson Fought To Win

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:06+00:00 May 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

When Stonewall Jackson's 1862 campaign in the "Valley" came to a close, it was in the estimation of one observer "a chapter in history which is without parallel. That spring, his men had marched nearly 700 miles, won five battles and [...]

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