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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ┐ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ┐ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. « Show less

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  • Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens

    Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens
    On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Hampton Environmental Summit: Theme is Keeping the Crab in Crab Town

    Hampton Environmental Summit: Theme is Keeping the Crab in Crab Town
    On Saturday, June 16, theá Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) hosts the Hampton Environmental Summitá 2012 at the Northampton Community Center. The theme of this year's free event,á taking place 10-3 p.m., is "Keeping the Crab in Crab Town." Theá...
  • Film review: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Film review: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
    According to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the original novel, as well as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”), his inspiration for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was seeing a bookstore display for the “...
  • Monday's 7/23 local schedule (updated Monday AM with some Little League pairings)

    BASEBALL International League: Norfolk at Syracuse, 7 Eastern League: Richmond at Bowie, 7:05 American Legion district tournament (at Deer Park in Newport News): Gloucester Post 75 vs. Williamsburg Post 39, 5:30 8 Southern Virginia Adult Baseball League:...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • Obama and Lincoln: trash-talking, Civil War-era style

     
    After President Obama remarked on how comments about him compared to those directed at Abraham Lincoln, we take a look at some historical trash talk....
  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • 'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler

    'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler
    If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...