Monthly Archives: November 2013

Blog Book Coming Soon

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:14+00:00 November 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Hello Dear Readers,I mentioned this in my  August 5, 2013 blog, but I want you to know that with the help of my good friend and author of the Miss Budge books, Daphne Simpkins, we are nearly ready to publish our Blog Book. It [...]

Looking At The First White House With New Eyes

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:14+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Whenever  I have the privilege of showing guests around the First White House I tend to see our wonderful House Museum, in which Jefferson Davis and his family lived anew through the eyes of our visitors. Today it was a gentleman who specializes in [...]

New Acquisitions at First White House

By | 2015-01-13T02:34:47+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Two historic Bisque Figures were recently donated to the First White House of the Confederacy by a lovely Birmingham lady who is descended from Sophie Gilmer Bibb. The figures belonged to Mrs. Bibb, who was a significant leader of the Confederate [...]

Civil War Timeline, Novesmber 1863

By | 2015-01-13T02:34:47+00:00 November 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It is hard to believe 1863 almost over. The Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States will continue though, until May, 1865. I thought it might be interesting to look back at the chronology for early November of 1863 and [...]

Civil War Exhibit in Atlanta

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:14+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I am just back from Atlanta, GA where I had the pleasure of visiting an excellent Civil War Exhibit at the Atlanta History Center in the Buckhead area near the famed Swan House. The exhibit, titled Turning Point: The American [...]

New Acquisitions at the First White House

By | 2018-01-15T16:19:14+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

All faithful blog readers know that the First White House recently acquired a beautiful silver bowl at auction that was given to Varina Davis in 1887 by the citizens of Macon, Georgia. We have also recently been given a wonderful pair of German [...]