Natchez

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On the way to Texas, we stopped in Natchez to see some antebellum homes.

IMG_20131224_150151Of course, Chico could only walk the grounds, but I did take the tour.

Not that the grounds were shabby.

Not that the grounds were shabby.

I was impressed that the view up the river extends for twelve miles,

Which made it a home for the Union Army for a number of months.

Which made it a home for the Union Army for a number of months during the War Between the States, as the guide called what we northerners know as the Civil War.

and by the way the house made the most of prevailing winds and high ceilings to cool the house in summer.

 

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