Sunday, November 29, 2009

Building Grant

Many of you know that I have been absorbed in a project about Ulysses S. Grant and all things in the decorative arts within his realm.....Well oddly enough in Natchez this weekend I found myself in another place that Grant spent. Rosalie on the Natchez bluff was chosen by Grant to be the Union headquarters after the fall of Vicksburg.
Its also the headquarters of the largest collection of John Belter furniture- which evidently was carefully wrapped and put in the attic by a thoughtful Union general during the occupation. The house is mostly great because of stories like this. I would like to write a biography of Grant through the buildings where he kept counsel.

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