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I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

On this day, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America.
Read some of the lesser known facts about the man, including the reasons why he wasn't tried for treason after the Civil War, and follow the events that led to secession.


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