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White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914

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Summary:White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "Formerly a private residence, it was purchased in 1862 by the City 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 a few days after the evacuation. It is now a Confederate Museum, each of the 13 Confederate States having in it a memorial room. In front of the mansion is the propeller shaft of the 'Merrimac,' whose famous engagement with the 'Monitor' revolutionized naval warfare the world over." Postcard number: 13-D.
Provider:Louis Kaufmann and Sons
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
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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