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White House of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:White House of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1930. Message reads: "Just stayed for the night. Will write soon. Lincoln." Caption reads: "Beautiful and Historical Richmond, Va. Series No. 13. White House of the Confederacy (Twelfth and Clay Sts.) Richmond, VA. Formerly a private residence, it was purchased in 1862, by citizens of Richmond, for the use 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 the rear porch. It was visited by Abraham Lincoln in 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 warfare the world over." Postmark date: October 15, 1934; Postcard number: 13; 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:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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