Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Biloxi, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Capitals Of The French Colonial Territory And The State Of Louisiana

When the French established the area of Louisiana as a colonial territory, the area of Biloxi, Mississippi served as a capital of the French settlement. In 1722, under the second administration of Bienville, the French moved the capital to New Orleans. After Louisiana became a state, the capital was later moved to Baton Rouge, where a gothic style capital Building was built in the late 1840s. However, when the Union army captured the capital building in 1862, the building caught fire twice under their command. This for a period of decades after the war the State Capital rotated between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Biloxi, Mississippi, Jefferson Finis Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

Beauvoir – Jefferson Finis Davis’s Last Residence And Presidential Library

In 1870, Jefferson Finis Davis moves to Beauvoir, an estate in Biloxi, Mississippi, were he wrote his memoir, “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government”. The Beauvoir was the last residence that formed Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis would live in before his passing.

Jefferson Finis Davis at the Beauvoir in 1885.

Currently, the Beauvoir serves as a Presidential Library for the former Confederate President.