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The only president of the "Confederate States of America"......Jefferson Davis. This is his grave in the Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history. Davis was born in Kentucky to Samuel and Jane (Cook) Davis. After attending Transylvania University, Davis graduated from West Point . He served as the United States Secretary of War under Democratic President Franklin Pierce.
Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.
THIS IS OF THE GENERALS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH. 1. 11 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNITED STATES. 2. GETTYSBURG WAS THE BLOODIEST BATTLE. 3. MORE THAN 400,000 SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN THE DURATION OF THE WAR. 4. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE SOLDIERS WAS 25.8 YEARS. (civilwar.org) Anna Leigh Hayes 3/17/14
Jefferson Columbus Davis (March 2, 1828 – November 30, 1879) was an officer in the US Army who served in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, & the Modoc War. He was the first commander of the Department of Alaska, from 1868 to 1870. Although successful in a number of Civil War battles, he is best remembered for two attributes: the similarity of his name to that of Confederate President Jefferson Davis & his murder of a superior officer during an argument in the Civil War.
What happened to Jefferson Davis? He became a prisoner of the U S government. When it was known that he had no connection to Lincoln's assassination,was transported to much better quarters.On May 13, 1867, he was released into civilian custody on $100,000 bail. The editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and several other prominent Northerners paid the bail. He moved to Beauvoir near Biloxi, MS.On December 6, 1889, he passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana.