In Biloxi, Missisppi, sits Beauvoir. This estate is a time capsule of sorts of Civil War history: cataloging the lives of confederate soldiers. The site is the former estate of the Confederate States of America’s only president, Jefferson Davis. Now, it serves as a museum filled with civil war memorabilia and a library cataloging various soldiers.
- The Civil War estate of the only president of the Confederate States of America now serves as a museum to the Confederate soldier.
- In fact, along the sprawling grounds of the property you can view the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, provided you adhere to the inscription outside the gates of the cemetery to “tread lightly.”
- This was the place where the Civil War was reimagined, and the Lost Cause was born.
“The valor and ability of the southern soldier is paramount to this museum, and the library provides reference materials and a quiet space to look up the names of regiments and soldiers.”