CDV OF CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON F. DAVIS

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Carte de visite second generation photograph of Davis. Standing studio view. This is a second generation photo and the bottom edge of the original image is clearly seen in this copy. Image is clear with very good contrast. Period ink identification on front aalong with photographer's imprint. Photographer's backmark, Brady, Washington & New York.

Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was a politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the Civil War. He previously served as the Secretary of War from 1853 to 1857 under President Franklin Pierce.

His military career began as a West Point cadet. During the Mexican-American War, Davis serving as a colonel, raised a volunteer regiment which saw extensive service in Mexico where he was wounded. His leadership of the South during the Civil War was froth with suspect decisions. After the surrender at Appomattox, rather than turning himself in to Union forces, he fled aboard a train with his cabinet and the remaining gold from the treasury in an attempt to prolong the conflict. Davis was captured at Irwinville, Georgia without a fight and placed under arrest. Union officials were in a quandary as to his fate. He was confined at Fort Monroe in Virginia. Although under indictment for treason, he was released after two years in poor health. The federal government dropped charges because of constitutional concerns. However, he was stripped of his citizenship and his remaining property confiscated.

Jefferson Davis was now poverty strickend. He attempted with investors to start an insurance company but it was unsuccessful. He presided over a memorial service in Richmond for Robert E. Lee upon his death. Davis was elected to the U.S. Senate but could not serve because of loss of citizenship. He spent his last twelve years in retirement at his Beauvoir Estate located between Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. He turned to the pen and wrote the two volume book, "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government" and then only two months before his death in New Orleans at age eighty-one completed "A Short History of the Confederate States of America."

Eighteen months after his death and temporary burial in New Orleans Metaire Cemetery, Davis's widow, Varina, decided the final burial place was to be Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.  [jet] [ph:L]

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