Monday, November 18, 2013

The Good Girls explore Biloxi

The Good Girls, Debi Lander, far left, and Judy Wells, far right, are greeted by costumed Mississipians at Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis' last home.
 Pahdun me, suh, did you know that Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, had served as Secretary of War for the United States and was responsible for the Union's military superiority in weapons?

That he had  served as a U.S. Representative and a Senator?

That at war's end he was incarcerated in prison for treason but was never tried?

That his bail was raised by influential Northerners, including Horace Greeley and Cornelius Vanderbilt?

Those are just a few of the fascinating things we learned about Davis and his wife, Varina, during a visit to his home, the lovely Beauvoir, and Presidential Library, overlooking the Gulf in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Where next?

We are exploring options. Where would you like to see us go?