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Tag: Jefferson Davis

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Where Did Jefferson Davis Live in Washington?
Where did Jefferson Davis live when he was a senator in Washington, DC?
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Uncovering the Story of Varina Davis' Visit to Washington in 1866
This article reveals the fascinating story of Varina Davis' visit to Washington in 1866, when her husband, Jefferson Davis, was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe. Learn how Varina Davis called on President Johnson at the White House and more!
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Mayflower Hotel Maid Finds Woman Near Death; Husband Shoots Self Through Heart
This title is worthy of a big #WTF. Posts like this are sadly some of the more popular ones. I don’t know if GoDCers are attracted to the macabre, but it sure seems that way. So here’s another one for “From the Crazy Vault.” Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bennett (Washington Post) This is a crazy story of a military officer who shoots his wife while she was asleep and...
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The Siege of Washington: A Ground Level Perspective of April 14th - 25th, 1861
Take a ground level perspective of life in Washington City in the days after the fall of Fort Sumter. Read about the panic that spread, the Confederate response and the harsh words for President Lincoln and his cabinet. See photos from the era to get a better feel for living in Washington in 1861.
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