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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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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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