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Union troops ransack the plantation of Jefferson Davis on the Mississippi River below Vicksburg

House at Brierfield Plantation, home of Jefferson Davis, Davis Bend, Warren County, Mississippi
06/07/1863
Brierfield Plantation on the Mississippi River, twenty-five miles south of Vicksburg, was the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from 1838.  Union troops ransacked the house, carried off most of the implements and furnishings, and took with them all of the slaves living there.  Davis did not regain personal possession of the property till 1881 and never lived there again.  It is now a private hunting reserve.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII: 4.
Felicity Allen, Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart ... (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999), xix.
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