Thursday, July 15, 2010


The slave who rowed Jefferson Davis from his farm Brierfield near Vicksburg to the Mississippi steamboat that took him to Richmond where he would be the Confederate President was Ben Montgomery. The same Ben Montgomery would wind up owning Brierfield plantation after the American civil war.

1 comment:

  1. A good story needs the right dot of the ending.

    The message of this story is great and it is of no importance that later, Montgomery lost the property to the Davis family when he could not pay the loan for the plantation – due to a catastrophic flood …. (Wikipedia)