Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Announcements and Activities

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Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson F. Davis, suffered severe damage from the waves and winds of Hurricane Katrina. Only two of the buildings remain, the mansion and the Presidential Library. The positive news is that both of these will be repaired, with adequate time and funds.

Efforts are underway now to begin Beauvoir recovery, but we need your financial assistance. Staff members, working with members of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, have already begun removing many items for preservation. Your donations are needed more than ever. Please forward all contributions to: Mississippi Division--United Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., d/b/a The Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library, P.O. Box 7, Meridian, MS 39302-0007. Checks may be made payable as above or simply "Beauvoir Relief Fund," and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Catoctin Center for Regional Studies in Frederick, Maryland, will host a conference October 13-14, 2006, on the Civil War and the home front in the mid-Atlantic border region. …

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