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Monticello and the Civil War

The Civil War[1]   had been underway for less than a year before casting its long dark shadow on Thomas Jefferson's "little mountain." In 1862, the authorities of the secessionist government in Virginia seized the house as alien property. This lasted until the post-war era when such seizures were returned to their rightful owners. The house was given back to the heirs of Captain Uriah Phillips Levy, who had died in New York City on March 22, 1862.