Tag Archives: The Civil War

Julia Grant’s Eyes: A Love Story

  Julia Dent Grant was born with an eye condition medically called strabismus. People called it “cross-eyed.” JDG: A Plain Child Strabismus is a common anomaly, and today, it is quickly and successfully corrected in very early childhood. But in … Continue reading

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The Sons of Varina Davis

One of the little-known tragedies of Varina Davis’ life was that she survived all four of her sons. Samuel Emery Davis (1852-54) Forty-four year old Jefferson Davis and his twenty-six year old wife Varina had been married for seven years. … Continue reading

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PURSUIT: A Book Review

Chasing, Capturing and Releasing Confederate President Jefferson Davis is one exciting story! Author Clint Johnson, North Carolinian journalist and re-enactor, does not care for Jeff Davis.  He is entitled.  Biographers and historians should have a point of view, and he … Continue reading

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