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This sign is up on Jefferson Davis highway in my friend's hometown in Virginia.

This sign is up on Jefferson Davis highway in my friend's hometown in Virginia.

Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865.   He was displaced in Southern affection after the war by the leading Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Over time, however, admiration for his pride and ideals made him a Civil War hero to many Southerners.

Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865. He was displaced in Southern affection after the war by the leading Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Over time, however, admiration for his pride and ideals made him a Civil War hero to many Southerners.

Jefferson Davis’s inauguration as Confederate president at the Alabama state capitol, Feb. 18, 1861.

Jefferson Davis’s inauguration as Confederate president at the Alabama state capitol, Feb. 18, 1861.

Histories Forgotten Pastries: Jefferson Davis Pie (Jefferson Davis was born on June 3)

Histories Forgotten Pastries: Jefferson Davis Pie (Jefferson Davis was born on June 3)

CDV President Jefferson Davis. Click on the image for more information.

CDV President Jefferson Davis. Click on the image for more information.

Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America

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