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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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  • Firefighters Battle Two Early Morning Blazes

    Firefighters Battle Two Early Morning Blazes
    New Orleans firefighters battled two early morning fires, including one that forced the closing of Earhart Blvd. in Hollygrove.   The first fire happened at about 3 a.m. in an unoccupied single-family home in the 200 bloc of North Jefferson Davis Pkwy....
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • 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-...
  • 150 years ago, the bloodshed started here

    150 years ago, the bloodshed started here
    A good deal of blood was spilled on both sides. … It was one battle from the President Street Depo —- to the Camden Street depot — I can say no more. Baltimorean Catherine N. Smith, April 1861 One week after the bloodless...
  • Stolen Flag Will Return To New Orleans Museum

    Stolen Flag Will Return To New Orleans Museum
    On June 27, 1862, the 14th Louisiana Infantry sustained heavy losses during a fight at Gains Mill in Virginia. The group was from the New Orleans area, and many of the Confederate troops were killed or injured. "Comprised mainly of Polish men of Polish...
  • Uniform Shop In Future Hospital Footprint Is Moving

    Uniform Shop In Future Hospital Footprint Is Moving
    A longtime uniform business is being forced to leave in name of progress. Ellgee Uniforms is located within the footprint of the future LSU/VA Hospital complex. It has been around for more than 70 years along Tulane Avenue, providing medical workers,...
  • 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...
  • Images of World War II

    Depending on how carefully you need art to be labeled and packaged before you can consume it, and perhaps depending on your love of the History Channel, you will either be delighted or dismayed that curator Helen Klisser During has titled the current...
  • Christopher Cummings funeral scheduled for Saturday

    The funeral for the nephew of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has been scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore, the congressman's office said Tuesday. Christopher Cummings, 20, who had just completed his junior year at Old Dominion University, was shot to death in...
  • SNERD - June 15, 2011

  • Closure List for Friday, February 4

    Closure List for Friday, February 4
    The following New Orleans area schools and offices will be closed on Friday, February 4, 2001 due to weather: Delgado Community College: Due to continuing severe winter weather conditions primarily affecting St. Tammany Parish Delgado Northshore...