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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
power every day. Between these fortified places, only, the Mississippi was free from the and patrol of National warvessels. Here was now the only connecting link between the portions of the Confederacy separated by the Mississippi, and here Jefferson Davis residence. this is a view.of Davis's mansion on his estate below Vicksburg, from a photograph by Joslyn, of that city. When it was taken, the front of the House over the colonnade bore the words, in large black letters, the House Jeff. Built. the region was then in possession of the National forces, and Union soldiers occupied the mansion and the plantation. Davis was the owner of a large number of slaves, and on his estate were found. Every implement employed in Slave-labor and its management in that rich cotton district. Among other things. Found there was a lash for beating the slaves, represented in the engraving, which Colonel James Grant Wilson, of General Banks's staff, sent to his home in Poughkeepsie. It is a
The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fourth of July celebration by the Miscegenations on President Davis's plantation. (search)
residence has not been injured, except the door locks and one or two marble mantels broken up, apparently for trophies. The Jeff. furniture has been removed, but the rooms are still furnished with furniture brought here. The House that Jeff. Built.--The house is, in its ground plan, in the form of a cross — but one floor, with large rooms and ample verandahs. The portion in front is supported with pillars, and these form the only ornamental features of the house, except such as were ad sisters. Of these were festoons, wreaths, stars and garlands, mysteriously woven in evergreens and flowers. Over the portico entrance outside were the following inscriptions, the letters being formed with cedar foliage: "The House that Jeff. Built." "Welcome." The latter motto was arched, and, with the festoons, made a very beautiful appearance. Inside were beautiful stars and garlands of flowers, and over the exit at the back door the following inscription, surmounted by