The Civil War, Day by Day

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis, CSA, Born

In 1861, he was made president of the Confederacy and led the new nation throughout the War Between the States. Following the war, Davis was imprisoned for two years without trial by Federal authorities and became a symbol for the “Lost Cause” in the South.

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