YAZOO CITY, Mississippi - A representative for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has informed the American news media that the North Korean president wants to buy an authentic Civil War plantation.
Kang Won Goo talked with the owner of the famed Cotton Balls Plantation located just outside of Yazoo City after reading on the Internet that it was for sale.
The plantation's owner Bobby Bob Cumberland said that he just turned 93, and he wants to sell the 2,907 acre former plantation and get a nice two-bedroom apartment in Yazoo City for him and his wife Trixie Jo, 92.
Cumberland said that the plantation belonged to his grandfather, Bobby Bill Cumberland. He said that just before the outbreak of the War Between The States, The Cotton Balls Plantation was producing over 800 bundles of cotton per month.
But then back in September of 1863, The 29th Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment commanded by Union General Oxford P. Crownhorn marched into Yazoo City and were met by The 13th Mississippi Artillery Regiment led Confederate General Rufus "Bubba" Peachtree.
They engaged in what became known as The Hellacious Battle of Yazoo City. The Yankees were soundly defeated by the Rebels but as they retreated they burned several plantations to the ground including The Cotton Balls Plantation.
The main house was rebuilt and it and a 13th Mississippi Artillery cannon are all that remain on the plantation.
According to Mr. Cumberland the house is in excellent shape and has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths along with a butter churning room.
SIDENOTE: Kim Jong Un saw a video on The Cotton Balls Plantation on the Discovery Channel and he instantly fell in love with it.