Rosalie Mansion , Natchez

Most people know the years of the 1860s  in the United States as the Civil War, but did you know there are two other names of this war?  The War Between the States, and lastly The War of Northern Aggression  were  used in the South.  The title of the  Civil War implies wrong thinking and doing  by the southern states.

This beauty  of antebellum mansion is Rosalie in Natchez. It was built in the 1820s by Peter Little, a cotton baron.  It is rumored that he made $50,000,000 on one harvest.

It seems that this elegant home had caught the eye of the Yankee General Grant during his time at or after  Vicksburg  A week after that battle not too many miles away, General Grant came to Natchez  and claimed Roalie as the new headquarters for the Federal Army. Soon tents were crowded on the immaculate grounds with the officers happily housed in the mansion . The location was excellent as the mighty Mississippi River is just over the bluff  on the right side of the image above.

Today, Rosalie is open for tours, the gift shop and special events.  It is  a popular mansion on the many tours of the city.

Images from Google

I am pretty sure that the preferred whispered title for this time in Natchez  was “War of Northern Aggression!”

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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