Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Confederate History ~ Jefferson Davis

Little known facts about Jefferson Davis

  • Davis was a West Point graduate who fought in the Mexican War under Zachary Taylor and married the future president's daughter.
  • As a U.S. senator from Mississippi, he had a hand in building the Smithsonian Institution.
  • He bolstered the nation's defenses as secretary of war under President Franklin Pierce.

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