We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honour and independence; we ask no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms.
'President Jefferson Davis - 29 April 1861'
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An American President
One of the most outstanding statesmen of the United States during the first 60 years of the 19th century, he sacrificed everything to defend the South's position regarding the rights of the states and conservative constitutional interpretation. Against staggering odds he led the South and held it together in the bloody Civil War or War Between the States
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
Jefferson Davis' point of view is essential to understanding the causes of the Civil War.
The Beginning and the End: The Civil War Story of Federal Surrenders Before Fort Sumter and Confederate Surrenders After Appomatox
Surrenders continued for months after Appomattox. The background of Johnston's surrender in North Carolina, Taylor's in Alabama , Jones's in Florida, the same day that Davis was capturedand Kirby-Smith's, west of the Mississippi
Why Confederate Fought
Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia
The Southern view of slavery as essential to the Southern economy is reiterated. Slavery was the great Southern irony, viewed as a foundation of white liberty. From that perspective, the Confederate soldier's choice was simply victory or death
Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830-60
A rich new perspective on the events leading up to the Civil War and will prove an invaluable tool for understanding the central crisis in American politics.
Jefferson Davis and his cabinet with General Lee in the Council Chamber at Richmond
The Davis Children
Picture taken in Canada after the war
one son died after falling in the Executive Mansion in 1864
The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861
Slavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865
Civil War Exhibits
Civil War Timeline
Civil War Women
State Battle Maps
Flags of the Confederacy
Civil War Submarines
Civil War Summary
Robert E Lee CSA
12 inch Action Figure by Dragon
Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original Rifle,
This Civil War Musket replica has been designed after the original rifle of its era. Measures approximately 37 inches long. Each is constructed with a solid one-piece wood stock, painted steel barrel and die-cast parts.
Civil War Model 1851 Naval Pistol
Engraved Silver Tone / Gold Tone Finish and Wooden Grips - Replica of Revolver Used by Both USA / Union and CSA / Confederate Forces
Infantry Officer, Army of Northern Virginia
12 inch Figure
Civil War Historic 1000-piece Puzzle
The famous faces and fearsome facts of the Civil War are captured in this 1,000-piece cardboard puzzle for Civil War buffs and serious puzzle fans.
Civil War Cannon
Collectible Models and childrens playsets
Miniature Collectible Civil War Cannon12 pound Civil War field cannon replica weapon collectible is a detailed 1/12th scale military caisson replica weapon collectible as used throughout the Civil War
Childrens Cannon Set. Includes 6 gray cannon with black wheels that measure 4.5 inches long
Professor Noggin's Civil War Trivia Game
Civil War Soldier 102 Piece Playset
Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart
Shades of Blue and Gray
Jefferson Davis in a different light - as an American patriot and a human being. In the passions that colour anything dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, it is sometimes difficult to remember that everyone involved had a life before that tragic conflict. I can't help but be grateful for the way in which Mrs. Allen brought that point home in her book. While I will still take issue with many of his wartime decisions, I can't help but be proud that our nation produced a man like Jefferson Davis
No scholar can fail to appreciate Allen's exhaustive research,, nor any layman fail to be amazed at her mass of fact and significant detail
Ricmond Virginia Views
London News 1861
"Davis, Jefferson," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.
"Davis, Jefferson," Comptons Encylopedia
Library of Congress
London Illustriated News
Civil War Games