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The Civil War: The Life of Winnie Davis

Portrait of Winnie Davis

Portrait of Winnie Davis

Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Author Heath Hardage Lee discusses the life of Winnie Davis, daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Lee describes Winnie’s life growing up in the Confederate White House in Richmond, her post-war rise to popularity in both the North and the South, and her writing career. The Museum of the Confederacy hosted this event. 

Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:36am (ET)

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