Then after lots of eating, laughing and hugs we went through Baton Rouge...back to Natchez. We headed out to sightsee and look at the lights of the bridge over the Mississippi River across from Vidalia, Louisiana. The next morning we ate breakfast and went to the Longwood, or "Nutt House" for the tour. He loves history, and especially the craftsmanship involved in building the structure with the impending war...it is a romantic, industrious, impressive, creepy story. We think of it as an old friend-and it is our favorite.
When the war that suddenly burst upon the nation deprived him of his workmen and his wealth, Dr. Nutt settled his family into the lower floor of the home. Although a Union man, his rich cotton lands and millions of dollars worth of his goods were burned and confiscated by the Union Soldiers. A broken man, he died of pneumonia in 1864 leaving his Longwood incomplete.