This video takes a look at some of the servants and slaves who worked in the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Profiles include the steward Edward Eggeling, coachman William Jackson, and nanny Ellen Barnes. The artifacts featured in this segment are Jefferson Davis' dressing case, china from the White House, and photographs of the house and servants.
The Museum of the Confederacy has brought together staff and other contributors to create educational videos for visitors, students, and educators. Watch these videos for more information on the Museum's world-class collection of artifacts and special projects. New videos are added every few months, so check back often.
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