The Changing of Times

Headstone for “Red Bone” Johnson in Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery, 2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. Johnson served in Company I, 31st Alabama. The 31st Alabama was garrisoned at Vicksburg and later joined the Confederate Army of the Tennessee, fought in the Atlanta Campaign, and marched with John Bell Hood into Tennessee in 1864.

The Jefferson Davis Soldiers Home opened on the grounds of Beauvoir Mansion, one-time home of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis, in 1903 and operated until the 1950s. It was home to around 1,800 Civil War veterans and widows of Confederate soldiers. Roughly 780 of them are buried in the cemetery located on the property.


About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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