Davis, Jefferson (18081889)

Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confederate States, born in Kentucky; entered the army; fought against the Indians; turned cotton-planter; entered Congress as a Democrat; distinguished himself in the Mexican war; defended slave-holding and the interests of slave-holding States; was chosen President of the Confederate States; headed the conflict with the North; fled on defeat, which he was the last to admit; was arrested and imprisoned; released after two years; retired into private life, and wrote a “History of the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government” (18081889).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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