Monthly Archives: September 2012

Update on GunBoat Quilt at First White House

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

Some time ago I told you that our historic Gunboat Quilt has been conserved and is on display at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass as a part of their Sesquicentennial exhibition called "Homefront & Battlefield". The exhibit [...]

Visitors to the First White House from Scotland

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:01+00:00 September 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Two distinguished gentlemen, both Councilmen from central Scotland, visited the First White House of the Confederacy recently.Their connection to the First White House was through an iron foundry, Smith and Wellstood, which until lately was in Falkirk Council,  represented by one of our visitors, [...]

The Jefferson Davis Highway

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:01+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

I was traveling through Georgia last week, going from Montgomery to St. Simons Island and highway markers along the way designated the road as Jefferson Davis Highway. When I got home I looked it up on wikipedia and it stated the following [...]

Richard Wilmer, Confederate Bishop

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

Richard Hooker Wilmer, only Episcopal Clergyman to serve as a Bishop in the Confederate States of America, was the ancestor of a gentleman who visited the First White House of the Confederacy recently. He told me he would send me [...]

Civil War Battle of Antietam 150 Years Ago This Week

By | 2015-01-13T02:35:01+00:00 September 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Battle of Antietam, September 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland was the bloodiest single-day battle of the War, with 23,000 casualties on both sides. Emboldened by the success of Second Manassas, Lee decided to take the war into enemy territory. Jefferson Davis [...]

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