Monthly Archives: June 2013

2:00 On That July Afternoon in 1863

By | June 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I have quoted Faulkner before, but it is particularly fitting this weekend, as Wednesday marks the 150th Anniversary of Pickett's charge.  The quote was from "Intruder In The Dust" and it goes "For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he [...]

Addendum to Battle of Brandy Station

By | June 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 My good friend Richard, historian and staunch supporter of the First White House of the Confederacy has brought some interesting comments regarding our 6/18 blog on the Battle of Brandy Station. I want to share them with you as follows [...]

Battle of Brandy Station

By | June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

June 9, 1863 was the date for the Battle of Brandy Station.  I read that this was the most terrible cavalry fight of the war, in fact the greatest every fought on the American continent...and I had never heard of [...]

Jefferson Davis Historic Sites

By | June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

You may be interested as I was, in the different homes in which Jefferson Davis lived. He was born at Fairview, Ky and though the house is long gone, the site is now marked by a 351ft. tall monument and [...]

Rober t E. Lee’s Daughter’s Trunks Discovered

By | June 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

On May 19 I blogged about Mary Custis Lee's connection to the First White House of the Confederacy, with the generous gift by friends of her marvelous Secretary/Desk/Bookcase which we placed in the President's study. White House friends from Oregon saw the blog [...]

Second Fredericksburg and Salem Churc 1863

By | June 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A new book, Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front, tells the story of the battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863, and the central roles they played in Lee's final Southern victory. Authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White have long [...]

205th Birthday of Jefferson Davis

By | June 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Today, June 3, 2013 at the First White House of the Confederacy the White House Association and guests commemorated the 205th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis.  Our guest speaker was Jay Hinton, who brought a stirring and thought [...]

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