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(May 2013) Enlarge CSA Seal at Beauvoir
This seal of the Confederate States of America is located very near the new sign, in a walking area before entering either the museum or the historic home


(May 2013) Enlarge 31st Infantry "Dixie" Division Marker at Beauvoir
This marker is located just outside the brand-new Jefferson Davis presidential library. It commemorates the service of the U.S. Army's 31st Infantry Division, also known as the Dixie Division because it was comprised of the Army National Guard from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Service of the Dixie division during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War is memorialized. Many of the men who served in this unit with the descendants of Confederate veterans


(May 2013) Enlarge Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Entrance


(May 2013) Enlarge Jefferson Davis Presidential Library
The original Jefferson Davis Presidential Library was completely destroyed by the force of Hurricane Katrina. This is the second Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, which was still not completely open to the public when we arrived on May 25, 2013. Work was moving along very quickly to get everything prepared for opening. You will notice sections cordoned off due to work
Rather surprisingly, the Jeff Davis home known as "Beauvoir" survived the storm, while the more modern library was completely destroyed. To be honest, Beauvoir also suffered heavy damage. The tidal surge was approximately 30 feet high, so the Jefferson Davis home which is on stilts suffered water and wind damage, while the museum was completely washed away

(May 2013) Enlarge Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Window Sign  

(May 2013) Enlarge Varina Howell Davis Replica Engagement Ring
In the lobby of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, there were a few display cases showing items damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When we saw the engagement ring, we were amused to notice that a number of couples were having wedding pictures taken at the stately location


(May 2013) Enlarge Katrina Damaged Weapons
On May 25, 2013 the museum was not open, but preparations were hastily being made for the opening. In the lobby near the gift shop. There were a number of display cases with items which had been damaged due to Hurricane Katrina. We noticed these pistols as well as other items


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