Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Truth About Jefferson Davis


Rosemont Plantation, the childhood home of Jefferson Davis, is nes­tled in the gently rolling hills of southwest Mississippi. Carefully restored, the Davis family home is shaded by moss-hung oaks and catalpa trees, surrounded by lush vegetation and warmed by newly-greened memories of the past. It is the last place on earth one would expect to collide with one of those anti-Davis myths, born of Yankee fury and hatred, still restlessly and unaccountably alive.

In the company of two friends, I visited Rosemont on a May after­noon so adorned by a fresh breeze and an obliging blue sky that it could have been gift-wrapped.


  1. Jefferson Davis: On May 11th, 2017, New Orleans removed the heavily vandalized monument, and it is rumored that it will be relocated to a nearby slavery museum to stand forevermore as an object of scorn and ridicule.
    It's like Putin said, "have you lost your minds."
    It's like Thor with beggarmen.

    1. Thanks.