I suggest you obtain "Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871-187
By Lee A. Farrow
2014, Louisiana State University Press.
He stayed at the Peabody Hotel, was entertained at a lavish party. Did nothing for 2 days, resting up and relaxing with his entourage. Monday he toured the city, then another lavish ball at the Peabody. He met Jefferson Davis. He left on the steamer "The Great Republic"