Friday, February 18, 2011

On This Day In History - 1st and Last President of the Confederate States of America

On this day in 1861, Jefferson Davis, a veteran of the Black Hawk and Mexican-American Wars, began his term as provisional president of the Confederate States of America. As it turned out, Davis was both the first and last president of the ill-fated Confederacy, as both his term and the Confederacy ended with the Union's 1865 victory of the Civil War.

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