• By Waite Rawls, Foundation President 

    Like any other Chief Executive and Commander in Chief, Jefferson Davis was surrounded by many people who gave him advice. He listened to some and heeded their advice. He ignored others.

    Thirteen...

  • By Robert Hancock, Head Curator
     
    President Jefferson Davis had an official suite of offices on Bank Street in Richmond across from the State Capitol building where the Confederate Congress held its sessions. He also had...
  • We have attempted, on this blog, to explore the origins and meanings of the statues on Monument Avenue. In the process, we have seen the complexity of their original contexts and the transformation of their meanings over time.

    As we finish...

  • Tonight's Foundry Series event, Women Soldiers in the Civil War, features DeAnne Blanton, archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration. After...

  • By John Coski, Historian

    Waite Rawls’ May 12th “House 200” program on President Jefferson Davis’ military aides who occasionally worked at the Confederate executive mansion begs an obvious question: Was there any kind of guard...

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