Guess what is in case # 3 in our Relic Room at the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama? For one thing: an historic grey uniform made for and presented to President Jefferson Davis by General Jubal Early. It is composed of a coat, vest and trousers and is in very fine condition.
Recently a sale of a Confederate Colonel’s frock coat was sold for a record price of $ 101,000. Can you imagine how much more valuable the uniform of the President of the Confederate States is.
We also have a Broad-brimmed grey sun hat known to have been worn by the President during his retirement days at Beauvoir and one of the last pair of shoes worn by the President. In the case with these is a very fine sword which is believed to have been his.
Also in this case is one of President Davis’s Smoking Jackets of grey tween, lined in tartan fabric with frog enclosures. This is a handsome and unusual garment and is in excellent condition, along with a paisley dressing gown that was his.
The piece De resistance is an historic United States Army muzzle-loading Mississippi Rifle, Model # 1841, made at the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal and carried by Col. Jefferson Davis in the Mexican War.
These are just several of hundreds of items we have in our wonderful House Museum. Please come to visit us. We will not disappoint you!