The Cossitt Library (the red brick building on the left) in Memphis, Tennessee, provides books and a librarian for a collection to be housed in the LeMoyne Normal Institute, a school for African-American students established in
Sultana Memorial in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee: On April the SS Sultana exploded just north of Memphis, Tennessee on the Mississippi River. Of the 2400 people on board, 1700 died. Most of the passengers were newly freed Union POWs heading home
THE HOUSE THAT COTTON BUILT by Midge Gurley on Capture Memphis // Isaac Kirtland and Benjamin Babb gave the house its beginnings between 1852 and 1883. But the James Columbus Neely and Barton Lee Mallory families embellished the house and gifted the city this wonderful Italianate mansion. Neely was a Cotton Factor and his son-in-law, Mallory, was in the Cotton Warehousing business.