Beauvoir in Biloxi is reporting significant damage to the 52-acre grounds from a tornado spawned as Tropical Storm Cindy’s rain bands came ashore Wednesday morning, according to an article on newsms.fm. Thankfully, the house itself, built in the 1850s, and other buildings constructed after Hurricane Katrina, seems to have escaped major damage, but the cemetery, which holds hundreds of Confederate veterans who died here during the property’s period as a Confederate Veteran’s Home in the twentieth century, has a number of broken trees and toppled markers. In addition, the fence (also reconstructed after Katrina) has had numerous sections blown down, and photos show at least one beautiful live oak on the front of the property was split in two.
Beauvoir’s Facebook page has more photos and an appeal for volunteers to help clean storm debris and donations to their GoFundMe page.
Categories: Biloxi, Civil War, Disasters, Gulf Coast
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