Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mystery of First White House Quilts Park II

By | July 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

  Yesterday I gave the background on the two quilts belonging to the First White House of the Confederacy, that we have just had conserved, the Gunboat Quilt and the Baby Quilt. The two quilts share many similarities and although that is not [...]

History Mystery – The Quilt Controversy (Part I)

By | July 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

At the First White House of The Confederacy here in Montgomery, we have two beautiful and rare quilts of the 1861 period. Fortunately, each of them have been recently conserved  by the expert Conservators in Rochester, MA.  The "Baby Quilt", so named [...]

Star-Blocks Quilt Made for Jefferson Davis

By | July 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Yesterday I mentioned  a quilt made by Varina Davis, wife of President Jefferson Davis. Today I want to share information on a beautiful Davis Star-Blocks Quilt, made for President Davis by 15 women of Richmond, including Varina Davis. It too [...]

Did You Knowq…Varina Davis Was A Quilter?

By | July 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Did you know that Mrs. Jefferson Davis was an accomplished  Quilter? I suppose all the "Steel Magnolias" of her day learned to sew, but she seemed especially talented with her hands, as well as intellectually the equal of her famous husband.  One can view [...]

Search For Music to Song About General Lee

By | July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A friend gave me a letter yesterday from her grandmother asking about the music for a song about Robert E. Lee (May Angels Guard Thee). If anyone reading this knows, or knows anyone that might know, please get in touch with me. [...]

Leonidas Polk, The “Fighting Bishop”

By | July 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Charles McIlvaine was the man God used in the life of Cadet Leonidas Polk, in a great movement of God at the US Military Academy. Here is what happened.  Polk, troubled with a problem of forgiveness, found a tract in a drawer [...]

Lee Faces His Defeat After Gettysburg

By | July 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

On the morning of July 4th Lee faced his only choice, he must return to Virginia. But getting there was no easy task and would call on all of Lee's capabilities for leadership.  As they began their dismal retreat, the [...]

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