"Brierfield Plantation Home of Jefferson Davis" written by Frank Edgar Everett, Jr. Published by University and College Press Of Mississippi, second printing 1979.
This is the story of a house, "Brierfield" and incidentally of a man Jefferson Davis, and his family. The author traces the story of "Brierfield" from its construction in the antebellum period to its final disappearance in the twentieth century, a victim of war, floods, and fire. Must people associate Jefferson Davis with "Brierfield" since it was his home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the years after 1865, but "Brierfield," was his during the most productive years of his life. We see Davis here as a young planter, a United Stated Representative and Senator, a Mexican War hero, United States Secretary of War, and President of the Confederate States of America. The tangled web of relationships involving Davis, his second wife, Varina Howell of Natchez, and his older brother and substitute father, Joseph Davis of nearby "Hurricane Plantation," unfolds against the physical setting of "Brierfield."
158 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust Jacket is in good condition with a couple of small tears. See the pictures for more detail.
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