Brierfield Plantation, MS

Brierfield Plantation on the Mississippi River, twenty-five miles south of Vicksburg on Davis Bend, in Warren County was the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from 1838 when he first built a house there. In June 1863, 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 possession personally of the property till 1881 but never lived there again. It is now a private hunting reserve. (By John Osborne)
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