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This historic town that overlooks the magnificent Mississippi River speaks volumes about war and peace, prosperity and poverty. Our guide told us that 19 of the 26 millionaires in the USA in had homes in Natchez.
I could not confirm that exact number in my independent research but this article states that Natchez had half the millionaires in the US in This history text states that Natchez had more millionaires in than in any other place in the world.
Whatever the number of millionaires, Natchez was a very prosperous town of around 6, people before the Civil War. Approximately 4, of those residents were white and 2, were black slaves who toiled in the cotton fields surrounding the city which were largely responsible for the wealth in Natchez.
The vestiges of that wealth and prosperity are still evident today as you tour the city and come across as many as antebellum mansions that were built on "king cotton" and the sweat of those slaves.
Speaking of slavery, I thought it was interesting to see this graphical depiction of the slave trade from Africa in the Natchez Visitor's Center. Contrary to what most people probably believe, North America was the destination for a relatively small number of slaves in comparison to the total slave trade out of Africa.
Slavery left a horrible stain on the United States but this context is almost never mentioned in the history books or by the media. The inhumanity and randomness of it all is mind boggling.
One day you are walking the plains of West Africa and the next you are on a ship to Brazil, Cuba or Mississippi.
In that moment your life and those of all your progeny is changed forever. This is the Rosalie Mansion that we toured. It was completed in and originally owned by Peter Little who acquired his wealth through cotton and the invention of a power saw that he fashioned from parts off of a steamboat engine.
General Grant selected the house himself due to its strategic position overlooking the river.
From the second floor porches one can see eight miles up and down the river on a clear day. Natchez fell without much of a fight in the Civil War. A solo cannonball lobbed into the city was all that was necessary for the city to surrender. Most of the monied interests in Natchez were against secession in the lead up to the war.
After all, war is usually not good for business. That is especially true when most of your markets are in enemy territory. The fact that Natchez was not the site of a big battle is the reason that those antebellum mansions exist today.
Vicksburg, which is up the river, was not as fortunate. Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold along the Mississippi River and Lincoln and Grant knew they had to take it whatever the cost.The Effects Of War An Peace.
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