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The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fourth of July celebration by the Miscegenations on President Davis's plantation. (search)
record: Davis's Bend.--This is one of the most extraordinary bends of the wonderful Mississippi river, and has received its name from the fact of the settlement on the peninsula formed by the bend of two members of the Davis family, known as "Jeff" and "Joe." This peninsula is some twelve miles in length, and at the point where it is attached to the main land of the State of Mississippi it is so narrow that the enterprising planters have dug a canal across, not unlike the celebrated Butler canal of Vicksburg fame, although not near so long. This canal is called the "cut off," and in high water the peninsula becomes, in fact, an island. This tract of land is of great fertility, being entirely a deposit of the rich soil washed from the prairies of the Great West. On this tract are some six plantations, of from 800 to 1,200 acres each. Two of the largest and best of these were owned by Jeff. and Joe Davis, and are known as the "Jeff. and Joe places." The form of this peni