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This was not the birthday Jeff Davis was looking for

U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was born on this day in 1808. (died 1889) On the June 2, 1865, known as Evacuation Sunday, and the eve of his 58th birthday, Davis, his Cabinet, and the last remaining …

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On this day in 1861, Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the the United States Army to accept command of the Army of Northern Virginia. In the end, that didn’t turn out so well. No, we’re not debating the war here. No, we’re not debating the statues on Monument Avenue. Two words people. Tourism. …

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