THE FIRST WHITE HOUSES PART III

War of 1812 See also: Burning of Washington The Capitol after the August 1814 burning of Washington, D.C., by the British, during the War of 1812 (painting 1814 by George Munger) Not long after the completion of both wings, the Capitol was partially burned by the British on August 24, 1814, during the War of […]

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THE FIRST WHITE HOUSES PART II

The Confederate White House is thought to have been built in 1825 by William Sayre, one of Montgomery’s merchants. Afterward, the house passed into the possession of Col. J. G. Winter who remodeled it and afterward sold it to Col. Edmond Harrison of nearby Prattville, Alabama. In February 1861, shortly after selecting Davis as president, […]

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