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Jefferson Davis at Twilight

For a man with lifelong poor health, Jefferson Davis managed to live till eighty-one. The Three Careers of Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was a quintessential Southerner of the early nineteenth century: one who easily and capably gravitated into three … Continue reading

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The Sons of Varina Davis

One of the little-known tragedies of Varina Davis’ life was that she survived all four of her sons. Samuel Emery Davis (1852-54) Forty-four year old Jefferson Davis and his twenty-six year old wife Varina had been married for seven years. … Continue reading

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Varina Davis as a New York Yankee

The last years of The First Lady of the Confederacy were spent as a New York Yankee. Varina Davis:  A Northern Lineage  Although Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, she had prominent Northerners on her … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis: The Petticoat Story

Jefferson Davis’ reputation will forever be tainted by foolish innuendo. Jefferson Davis: CSA’s Flawed Leader The Confederate president was a man of polarities.  Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) had some excellent character traits.  He was a courteous and surprisingly generous Southern gentleman.  … Continue reading

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PURSUIT: A Book Review

Chasing, Capturing and Releasing Confederate President Jefferson Davis is one exciting story! Author Clint Johnson, North Carolinian journalist and re-enactor, does not care for Jeff Davis.  He is entitled.  Biographers and historians should have a point of view, and he … Continue reading

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Lincoln vs. Davis: A Paper Debate

For 150 years, historians have evaluated the presidential performance of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.  Historians usually side with the winners, and Lincoln wins in a walk. The Lincoln-Davis’ Experience Qualifications By resume, Jefferson Davis had the huge advantage.  Born … Continue reading

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Winnie Davis: The Daughter of the Confederacy

Varina Anne Davis was a tragic story from the start. Winnie Davis’ First Years “Little Pie Cake” as she was called for the first year of her life, entered the world in June, 1864, the second daughter and sixth child … Continue reading

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