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White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, 1915

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Summary:White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, 1915. Message reads: "Why don't you come up some Sat. will give you plenty of rabbits to eat? Susie got the material O.K. and has nearly finished making it. She will write soon, Lovingly, Alice." Caption reads: "Formerly a private residence, it was purchased in 1862 by Citizens of Richmond for the used of the Confederate Government and occupied during the war by President Davis and his family. Here his daughter 'Winnie' was born and here his little son Joe was killed by a fall from rear porch. It was visited by Abraham Lincoln a few days after the evacuation. It is now a Confederate Museum, each of the thirteen Confederate States having in it a memorial room. In front of the mansion is the propeller shaft of the 'Merrimac' the former name of this vessel being 'Virginia' whose famous engagement with the 'Monitor' revolutionized the naval war-fare the world over." Postmark date: October 26, 1915, Postcard number: 13, 39760; Message included.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Galleries & museums
Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, Va.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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