Final part of the “Southern Wedding” series is up on my other blog:
My sister’s reception was at the “Last Capital of the Confederacy.” The Sutherlin Manson in Danville, Virginia.
Since we weren’t members of the Golf Club and neither my Mother or Sister were members of the Wednesday Club, options were limited. This was kind of a coup…
The Sutherlin Manson was, officially, the Last Capitol of the Confederacy because, after the fall of Richmond and Petersburg, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet set up temporary residence there, for a few days, before fleeing further South.
We were taught it was a place of honor due to the valiant Confederacy’s last stand. I later learned it was really where the Confederate Government hid out, for a few days, before running somewhere else to avoid being hanged for treason….