Life of Jefferson Davis
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Life of Jefferson Davis with a secret history of the southern confederacy, gathered "behind the scenes in Richmond". Containing curious and extraordinary information of the principal southern characters in the late war, in connection with President Davis, and in relation to the various intrigues of his administration. by Edward Albert Pollard

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Published by National Pub. Co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Davis, Jefferson, -- 1808-1889.,
  • Confederate States of America -- History.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 536 p.
Number of Pages536
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16834707M

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The book is written as a counterpoint to the villification Davis endured in the defeat of the Confederacy. More interesting than the testimonials to Jeff Davis's character are the pre-Civil War national and southern figures who swirl in and out of the Davis's lives/5(3). My goal for reading this book was to get a better understanding of the political, social, and military points of view within the Confederacy through the life and times of Jefferson Davis. My initial reservation about this book in general was that it would be a sympathetic account of Davis and the Confederacy, but I found it to be fair and even /5. Jefferson Davis was the 10th and last child of Samuel Emory Davis, a Georgia-born planter of Welsh ancestry who had fought in the American Jefferson Davis, who was named for Thomas Jefferson, was age three, his family settled on a plantation called Rosemont in Woodville, age seven he was sent for three years to a Dominican boys’ school in Kentucky, and at age.   Jefferson Davis () was a Mexican War hero, U.S. senator from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of war and president of the Confederate States of .

This book is a what I consider a fictional biography of Varina Howell Davis. She was the wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. I was highly impressed by the amount of research, and first-hand sources that went into the writing of the book/5. After getting out of prison, Davis traveled and worked a couple of jobs including running an insurance company. He eventually settled down and wrote a book about the Confederacy called the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. Interesting Facts About Jefferson Davis. He was named Jefferson after the 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson Davis was a 19th century U.S. senator best known as the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil :   "Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy is an important book for anyone interested in the Civil War, and especially its naval side." --StrategyPage Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy [by] naval historian Barbara Brooks Tomblin provides welcome insights into the dangers and drudgeries of daily life for CSN officers, sailors, and : Naval Institute Press.

Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis (May 7, – Octo ) was the only First Lady of the Confederate States of America, and the longtime second wife of President Jefferson moved to the Presidential Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, in mid, and lived there for the remainder of the American Civil and raised in the South and educated in Philadelphia, she had family on Cause of death: Pneumonia. Davis was a statesman and politician for sure, but he was also a soldier, a husband, and a father. In this book, we will explore the full character of Jefferson Davis from .   The life and death of Jefferson Davis, ex-president of the southern confederacy: together with comments of the press, funeral sermons, etc., : The Civil War is often considered a “soldiers’ war,” but Life in Jefferson Davis’ Navy acknowledges the legacy of service of the officers and sailors of the Confederate States this full-length study, Barbara Brooks Tomblin addresses every aspect of a Confederate seaman’s life, from the risks of combat to the everyday routines which sustained those sailing for the stars and bars.