Gavel From The Home Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis - Measures approximately 10 1/4 inches in length. Made of wood and has "Beauvoir, Miss. 1908" and "Soldiers Home" carved into each side of the handle of the gavel.
Beauvoir was built in 1852 and purchased by the only man ever to have the title of President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis in 1879, 14 years after the end of the Civil War. After he died in New Orleans in 1889, his widow sold the property to the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was a home for veterans and their widows until 1957. The restored antebellum home dominates the fifty-one-acre complex that includes outbuildings, the Confederate Museum, a historic cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, a nature trail, and a gift shop. The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library contains a biographical exhibit on Jefferson Davis in addition to the research library's collection on nineteenth-century Southern history. A truly rare and unique item to own.
Inventory Number: VET 007