Saturday, September 03, 2005

Katrina, Jeff Davis, and the flag

The statue of President Jefferson Davis, in the lobby of the storm damaged Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi, Mississippi, was found still in place, a Confederate battle flag on the statue's outstretched hand.

7 Comments:

At 11:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amazed that anything is left.

Is there any news of what happened to Confederate Memorial Hall?

 
At 6:27 am, Blogger Devereaux said...

Confederate Memorial Hall apparently came through without much damage. It is on higher land, and not flooded. But there was concern about looters. I have heard no further word yet.

 
At 7:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information. Any idea about other NO structures like Lee Circle, Jefferson Davis' statue and such?

Does anybody have any idea of how to keep over zealous bulldozer operators from doing in the points of historic interest?

Will volunteers would be needed or wanted for Beauvoir or Confederate Memorial Hall?

I imagine the work at Beauvoir would go smoother than In New Orleans.

 
At 10:34 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee Circle is HIGH AND DRY and 100%. I witnessed it in a video shot of the city of N.O.

Not sure about the Davis Statue...

 
At 12:48 pm, Anonymous Lisa Friedlander said...

We designed and built the exhibits at the Jefferson Davis Library and Museum and have been worrying about everyone, and how the museum and historic site came through the hurricane. Apparently not very well. We would appreciate any other news and photos. We send our thoughts to everyone there.

Lisa Friedlander
Split Rock Studios
lfriedlander@splitrockstudios.com

 
At 12:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since your site is about flags you should know that the original first confederate flag was displayed in the exhibit hall to the right of the Davis statue. I have no idea what has become of it but hope that it has been rescued.

 
At 11:06 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any information about donations (as in where to make one) for rebuilding Beauvoir?

 

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