Special Section: The South Today

Cannonballs and antique china. The sword and uniform Robert E. Lee wore at Appomattox. Jeb Stuart's boots and the saddle on which he received his fatal wound at Yellow Tavern. Stonewall Jackson's cap. Three hundred battle flags. It was all there in the venerable "White House of the Confederacy"—the 158-year-old mansion where President Jefferson Davis lived at Richmond. Since the turn of the century, awed Southerners have walked through the hallowed building—along with curious Yankees. Together, they and the memorabilia helped to prolong the cliché...

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