February 26, 1862
Sterling Lanier, grandfather of poet Sidney Lanier, opened Lanier House in 1850. This menu, which dates to the first year of the war, includes ham hocks and greens, fried oysters, and peach pie. The wine list and a railroad schedule are shown on the verso. Confederate President Jefferson Davis stayed here in November 1864, three months after the fall of Atlanta, and was briefly held in custody at Lanier House in May 1865 after being captured by Union forces.