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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. « Show less

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  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • Uniform Shop In Future Hospital Footprint Is Moving

    Uniform Shop In Future Hospital Footprint Is Moving
    A longtime uniform business is being forced to leave in name of progress. Ellgee Uniforms is located within the footprint of the future LSU/VA Hospital complex. It has been around for more than 70 years along Tulane Avenue, providing medical workers,...
  • NOPD Officer Suspended After DWI Arrest

    NOPD Officer Suspended After DWI Arrest
    A New Orleans Police Officer is suspended without pay after he's arrested for DWI. According to NOPD, Officer William Torres was detained during a traffic stop Wednesday morning on the intersection of Iberville Street and North Jefferson Davis Parkway....
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  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Stolen Flag Will Return To New Orleans Museum

    Stolen Flag Will Return To New Orleans Museum
    On June 27, 1862, the 14th Louisiana Infantry sustained heavy losses during a fight at Gains Mill in Virginia. The group was from the New Orleans area, and many of the Confederate troops were killed or injured. "Comprised mainly of Polish men of Polish...
  • Firefighters Battle Two Early Morning Blazes

    Firefighters Battle Two Early Morning Blazes
    New Orleans firefighters battled two early morning fires, including one that forced the closing of Earhart Blvd. in Hollygrove.   The first fire happened at about 3 a.m. in an unoccupied single-family home in the 200 bloc of North Jefferson Davis Pkwy....
  • Governor Jindal Asks Louisianians to Stay Alert During Storm

    Governor Jindal Asks Louisianians to Stay Alert During Storm
     Governor Jindal’s office released the following information on the state’s efforts to continue to respond to the effects of Tropical Storm Lee.   “We continue to encourage Louisianians to stay alert and monitor local weather...
  • Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens

    Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens
    On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
  • Multiple Stop And Yield Signs On One Street Is Confusing Neighborhood

    Multiple Stop And Yield Signs On One Street  Is Confusing Neighborhood
    On North Galvez and St. Louis street in the Lafitte neighborhood is enough to make drivers and neighbors scratch their heads. "My God.  How many times, must I stop?", a neighbor said. 13 stop signs and 18 yield signs are what's causing the cofusion. ...
  • Washington Best Buy among those closing

    Washington Best Buy among those closing
    Best Buy announced last month that it would be closing 50 of its retail stores in the U.S. but stopped short of identifying them. The company has now revealed the specific locations slated for closure — one of which is in Western Washington. The...
  • Noah Webster: The definition of Yankee know-how

    Were it not for Noah Webster Jr., the farm boy from West Hartford, Conn., who would have been 250 on Thursday, Americans might all be reading their newspapers from back to front today. As the War for Independence was winding down, the linguistic...