Civil war buffs and historians who prefer to call that time in American history as the Northern Aggression may be familiar with the Civil War Secret Missions game for Xbox that is growing in popularity.

A friend viewed it today on YouTube and was fascinated by the game that lets the player be virtually THERE! She shared it with me.

It seems that people are always interested in what life was like during a time when family members in our sprawling country fought in ways that were primitive and passionate and now seem oddly disjunctive when viewed in a sophisticated virtual world like an Xbox game.

While reenacting aspects of the War Between the States continues to flourish in a variety of venues, there is still at time for reflection on what that division in our country felt like and the imprint it made on history. At The First White House of the Confederacy, we believe in contemplating the influence of history in a city that is also famous for music, government and civil rights, literature and, of course, the War.

The next time you are in Montgomery, AL come to The First White House of the Confederacy, where the artifacts of history are physical, not virtual. Our house is your house, too, and we welcome you to come and touch artifacts that will enhance your understanding of this pivotal time in American history