Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy

By Lou Waryncia, editor

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Young Jefferson Davis -- A promising officer -- The colonel from Mississippi -- Family ties -- The statesman emerges -- A nation divided -- Secession! -- Map : the War Between the States -- The Confederate president : was Davis doomed to defeat? -- Raiders, cruisers, and blockade runners -- A spy in the Confederate White House -- The Confederate image : art of the Civil War South -- Symbol of the lost cause.
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Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House

By Rickey Pittman

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Based on a true story. Jim Limber Davis was rescued from an abusive guardian by Varina Davis when he was only five years old. Jefferson and Varina Davis welcomed him into their home, the Confederate White House, as one of the family, and Jim lived with them until the fall of the Confederacy.

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Conversations with Jefferson Davis

Whatever may be any ones opinion in regard to the justice of the cause he advocated, the man who headed for four years the greatest revolt of modern times, can not but be deemed one of the formost figures of American history. Whatever crime against his country some think he has commited (and it may be state here that the writer is not one who holds any such belief) he has drained his full cup of suffering. As he stated not long ago, he did not seek the position in which he was placed, but obeyed a command which he, with Lee and thousands of other good & true men regarded as imperative, the voice of his native state calling him in her defense.