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Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Jeff. Davis' home lost to Hurricane
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 01:09:10 -0400
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Oh, I hope so!
Martha

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From: Pat Mims <>
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Sent: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 16:49:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Jeff. Davis' home lost to Hurricane


I was sent an email that someone had received from the Confederate Sons and they said it is still standing. There was a video of it from the air and I saw it. If the pilot knows what he is talking about, it is still there. It had some damage but it looked like it could be fixed.
Pat
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Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Jeff. Davis' home lost to Hurricane

> Hate to hear it. My father's aunt received a letter from Mrs. Davis in > reply to a question re a book of Jefferson Davis' memoirs. The letter was > up for sale on e-bay.
> Martha
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gbkinard <>
> To:
> Sent: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 07:10:56 -0400
> Subject: [GA-Roots] Jeff. Davis' home lost to Hurricane
>
>
> For those of you wondering about the fate of Jefferson Davis' home, > Beauvoir, on
> the Mississippi coast, here is the answer I received this morning from the
> Beauvoir website.
>
>
>> Jefferson Davis' Biloxi Home Beauvoir
>> Reported "Demolished" by Hurricane
>
>
>> Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis, was reported late Tuesday to
>> be "virtually demolished" by Hurricane Katrina. The Jackson, MS, Clarion
>> Ledger said that the historic building has been "reduced to rubble and a
>> frame of a house."
>>
>> The house was located on the north side of Beach Boulevard, across from a
>> number of "barge style" casinos. One of the closest, the President >> Casino,
>> was lifted whole from its mooring pillars and transported across the
>> highway where it came to rest crushing a Holiday Inn.
>>
>> The house, constructed in 1854, was dedicated in 1998 as the "Jefferson
>> Davis Presidential Library and Museum."
>>
>> After Davis' death Beauvoir evolved first into the Jefferson Davis
>> Soldiers' Home, serving as a hospital and residence for disabled
>> Confederate veterans and their dependents.
>>
>> The Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery is located at the extreme northwest
>> corner of the estate and contains over 750 graves. One of them is Sam
>> Davis, father of Jefferson Davis, whose body was moved there when the
>> Mississippi River threatened his original gravesite at Hurricane
>> Plantation.
>>
>> The Beauvoir cemetery is also the home of the Grave of the Unknown
>> Confederate Soldier in an above-ground granite shrine. No reports on its
>> condition are available.
>>
>> Another nearby burial ground, Southern Memorial Park, had its mausoleum
>> torn open by the force of the onrushing water, and witnesses told the
>> Clarion-Ledger that numerous caskets were strewn about the grounds. Most
>> "burials" in the area are above-ground entombments due to difficulties
>> with the high water table.
>>
>> The home and grounds have been open to the public since 1957. In 1969
>> Beauvoir survived Hurricane Camille but the museum, at that time in the
>> basement of the house, was severely flooded. The Library cottage suffered
>> severe damage from that storm. Both had since been rebuilt.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "gkinard" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:41 PM
>>
>>
>>> Do you know if Beauvoir suffered damage in this week's hurricane?
>>>
>>
>>
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