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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. « Show less

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  • Obama and Lincoln: trash-talking, Civil War-era style

     
    After President Obama remarked on how comments about him compared to those directed at Abraham Lincoln, we take a look at some historical trash talk....
  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • 'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler

    'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler
    If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
  • Development Authority director looks to the private sector but rules out widespread building at Fort Monroe

    Development Authority director looks to the private sector but rules out widespread building at Fort Monroe
    HAMPTON — Abraham Lincoln planned the attack on Norfolk while staying in Old Quarters 1 within the walls of Fort Monroe during the Civil War. Today, it is the base of operations for another daunting, albeit less bloody task for Bill Armbruster, a...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Museum could house naval collection at Monroe

    The Museum of the Confederacy is considering a presence at Fort Monroe in Hampton where it could showcase its collection of naval artifacts. The Richmond-based museum has an expansion plan underway which would see three satellite locations being set up....
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • 150 years ago, the bloodshed started here

    150 years ago, the bloodshed started here
    A good deal of blood was spilled on both sides. … It was one battle from the President Street Depo —- to the Camden Street depot — I can say no more. Baltimorean Catherine N. Smith, April 1861 One week after the bloodless...
  • Culinary SOS: Huckleberry's whole-wheat apple butter cake

    Culinary SOS: Huckleberry's whole-wheat apple butter cake
      Dear SOS: Help! The apple butter cake at Huckleberry is the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I can't stop thinking about the taste. I would do anything for the recipe, including washing dishes there for the day. It's that good. Jefferson Davis...
  • Potential Texas school books: Was Jefferson Davis that bad a guy?

     
    Producing the next generation of Reagan worshipers is one thing, but the Texas Board of Education may go a giant leap further: Social studies textbooks may cast Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis (a traitor to the republic who...