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Jefferson Davis

Data di nascita: 3. Giugno 1808
Data di morte: 6. Dicembre 1889

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Jefferson Davis è stato un politico e militare statunitense.

La sua fama gli deriva principalmente dall'essere stato il primo e unico Presidente degli Stati Confederati d'America. Prima della guerra di secessione, Davis fece parte del Parlamento del Mississippi, della Camera dei Rappresentanti e del Senato statunitense . Combatté nella guerra messicano-statunitense come colonnello di un reggimento di volontari. Più tardi divenne Ministro della Guerra nel Gabinetto del presidente Franklin Pierce.

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Frasi Jefferson Davis

„Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.

„It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'.“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.

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„The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it.“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.

„We feel that our cause is just and holy... [W]e seek no conquest... [A]ll we ask is to be left alone.“

— Jefferson Davis
Message to Confederate Congress https://books.google.com/books?id=7svFnyOLknUC&pg=PA143&dq=%22we+seek+no+conquest+all%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxqoeo0OHLAhXI6CYKHQuLCe0Q6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=%22we%20seek%20no%20conquest%20all%22&f=false (29 April 1861)

„The past is dead; let it bury its dead. Let me beseech you to lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling. Make your place in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wished – a reunited country.“

— Jefferson Davis
In the 1880s, as quoted on an inscription at Vicksburg National Military Park http://jeffreyevanbrooks.blogspot.com/2015/09/sadness-and-hope-along-siege-lines-of.html.

„If the Confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a theory.“

— Jefferson Davis
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, quoting a remark he had made in 1864.

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„We recognize the fact of the inferiority stamped upon that race of men by the Creator, and from the cradle to the grave, our Government, as a civil institution, marks that inferiority.“

— Jefferson Davis
Reply in the Senate to William H. Seward (29 February 1860), Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol. As quoted in The Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 6, pp. 277–84. Transcribed from the Congressional Globe, 36th Congress, 1st Session, pp. 916–18.

„I think Stone Mountain is amusing, but then again I find most representations of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson outside of Virginia, and, in Jackson's case, West Virginia, to be amusing. Aside from a short period in 1861-62, when Lee was placed in charge of the coastal defense of South Carolina and Georgia, neither general stepped foot in Georgia during the war. Lee cut off furloughs to Georgia's soldiers later in the war because he was convinced that once home they’d never come back. He resisted the dispatch of James Longstreet's two divisions westward to defend northern Georgia, and he had no answer when Sherman operated in the state. It would be better to see Joseph E. Johnston and John Bell Hood on the mountain, although it probably would have been difficult to get those two men to ride together. Maybe Braxton Bragg would have been a better pick, but no one calls him the hero of Chickamauga. Yet Bragg, Johnston, and Hood all attempted to defend Georgia, and they are ignored on Stone Mountain. So is Joe Wheeler, whose cavalry feasted off Georgians in 1864. So is John B. Gordon, wartime hero and postwar Klansman. Given Stone Mountain's history, Klansman Gordon would have been a good choice. It's also amusing to see Jefferson Davis represented. Yes, Davis came to Georgia, once to try to settle disputes within the high command of the Army of Tennessee, not a rousing success, and once to rally white Georgians to the cause once more after the fall of Atlanta. But any serious student of the war knows that Davis spent much of his presidency arguing with Georgia governor Joseph Brown about Georgia's contribution to the Confederate war effort, and that the vice president of the Confederacy, Georgia's own Alexander Hamilton Stephens, was not a big supporter of his superior. Yet we don't see Brown or Stephens on Stone Mountain, either.“

— Jefferson Davis
Brooks D. Simpson, "The Future of Stone Mountain" https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/the-future-of-stone-mountain/ (22 July 2015), Crossroads, WordPress

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„They will hang Jeff Davis to a sour apple tree!“

— Jefferson Davis
"John Brown's Body" http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/scsmhtml/scsmhome.html (1861)

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