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Confederate Museum, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1913

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Alternate title:Confederate Museum, former residence of Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.
Summary:Confederate Museum, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1913. Message reads: "Hello Edna, arrived all safe, but found papa sick. Bye, Minnie." Captions reads: "This house, located at Twelfth and Clay Streets, which was formerly a private residence, was occupied by President Davis and his family during the war when it was known as the 'White House of the Confederacy.' It was here that his daughter 'Winnie' was born, and also where his son, Joe, was killed by falling from the rear porch. Purchased by the City of Richmond in 1862 for the use of the Confederate Government and is now used as a museum, in which each of the thirteen Confederate States have a memorial room. In front of the house is the propeller shaft of the 'Merrimac' whose engagement with the 'Monitor' revolutionized naval warfare." Postmark date: August 12, 1913; Postcard number: 63192; Message included.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
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
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
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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