The Fall of the Confederate Government (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Fall of the Confederate Government (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Jefferson Davis
     
 

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On May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis was caught by Federal troops. It was not until he was in jail that he decided the war must really be over. In this second volume of his memoirs, Davis discusses the specifics of that war, offering his own vantage point of the brutal conflict in hopes that everyone else would come to see it his way.

During the war, Davis faced

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On May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis was caught by Federal troops. It was not until he was in jail that he decided the war must really be over. In this second volume of his memoirs, Davis discusses the specifics of that war, offering his own vantage point of the brutal conflict in hopes that everyone else would come to see it his way.

During the war, Davis faced enormous problems: state governors who didn’t want to answer to a central government and generals who didn’t trust his military judgment. Under his leadership, the conduct of the war was fraught with disagreements, distractions, and questionable choices. Discussing in detail other important civilian leaders and generals on both sides, Davis attempts to deflect the charges of personal failure. He depicts the North as a savage aggressor, to which the South stands in both military and moral opposition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411438347
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
582,138
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky and grew up in Mississippi. He was elected to Congress from Mississippi in 1845 and, later, to the Senate. President Franklin Pierce appointed him Secretary of War in 1853, but during the growing sectional crisis, Davis returned to the Senate and followed his state when it seceded. When the Confederacy crumbled, Davis was captured and spent two years in Federal prison. In his later years, with his reputation in eclipse, Davis wrote The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, which was published in 1881.

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The Fall of the Confederate Government 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A vain attempt to justify his treason and a refusal to accept his share of the blame in the failure of the southern rebellion.