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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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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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Varina Davis: Queen of the South

In 1861,  Mrs. Jefferson Davis was hailed as the First Lady of the Confederacy.  Today she is virtually unknown.  Varina Howell Davis: The Early Years Even though Varina (pronounced Va-REE-na) Howell (1826-1906) was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, her … 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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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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