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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

First White House of the Confederacy

Our next stop on our tour of Montgomery was the First White House of the Confederacy.  This home now located on the south side of the capital building was used as the first White House of the Confederacy starting in Feb of 1861 when the provisional Confederate Congress made Montgomery the  capital of the CSA and selected Jefferson Davis as the president.  The home was provided by a local cotton baron for the families use. The home itself has an interesting history but remains important today because it was the First CSA White House.

It turned out to be a short period of fame for the home.  When Virginia succeeded from the union in the summer of 1861, the government of the CSA was shifted to Virginia.  The Davis's actually lived in the home for three months.  During that period there were many social and political events taking place.  In addition to the historical significance of the home, it's restoration to the period with much of the furniture that was used by the CSA president's family gives a personal feeling to the home. It happened that we visited on the day for the annual cleaning by the supporters of the home.






                                          Mrs Davis













 It is part of a very important part of our national history and well worth the visit..

9 comments:

Gypsy said...

It is a beautiful house, but as with most of these old homes the furniture doesn't look very inviting. I wonder what they did if they felt like plopping down on the couch, or even stretching out on it to take a nap!

Wanderin' said...

We toured the home he had in Biloxi this past spring. Seems Mr. Davis had several homes. So glad these homes have been preserved so that we could visit.

where's weaver said...

I loved that house. Our tour guide was awesome. Love learning about our history. Great photos.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

The eastern states have so much more history to see that we'd need another lifetime to see it all. Glad to see how well the preserved the home.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Were you able to get a discount on admission if you agreed to take a broom and help clean? :cD

Sherry said...

Very lovely house. Love the pictures of the cleaners. Wonder how often they come? I'll bet it saves a lot of money to have people, probably all women-right, volunteer. Might even be fun cleaning with a group.

Bob and Jo said...

Glad you had time to do some Montgomery sightseeing

Nickie Jim said...

What an elegant-looking house. Would you guess it's tough to heat on a cold damp winter's day?

I like Paul and Marti Dahl's comment !!!

Jim and Sandie said...

That's a tour I would love to take. History is so much more interesting when you see it in person.