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Former Boehner Staffer Suggests Rick Perry Would Be Happier With the Confederate Constitution

Analogies between Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are rather obvious in light of Perry’s suggestion that Texas might secede from the union and his wholehearted embrace of the union-destroying doctrine of nullification. Show More Summary

The Confederate we still don't know

On July 31, 1861, exactly 150 years ago Sunday, the Richmond Examiner reported that Gen. Robert E. Lee, who at that time was serving as a confidential military adviser to President Jefferson Davis, was on his way to western Virginia (now West Virginia) to consult with other Confederate generals there about campaign plans. Show More Summary

Army Officer Justin Dale Little Jim Got Caught Fornicating With A Blow-Up Doll Against Its Will [Forcible Entry]

3 years agoSports : Deadspin

A fella by the name of Justin Dale Little Jim allegedly busted into the MVC Couples Boutique (Lingerie & More) in Woodbridge, Va. early Tuesday morning. By the time police arrived along Jefferson Davis Highway, the front door was busted and more than $200 worth of "merchandise" was already in Little Jim's ride. Little Jim was nowhere to be found, though. More »

The Jefferson Davis Parish Killer: A Serial Killer You May Not Have Heard Of

By Stacy DittrichNow here’s one you probably haven’t heard about. In the realm of “serial killers in the news,” the Long Island serial killer(s) have seemed to throttle their way to the top of the line in terms of publicity. But, as we know, serial killers are working their way through the United States at any given time. Show More Summary

They Could Have Said He Was Wearing A Dress

(John) When Jefferson Davis was captured at the end of the Civil War, a report spread that he had been wearing one of his wife's dresses as a disguise. Northern cartoonists had lots of fun with the image: It wasn't true, but no matter:...Show More Summary

Whitman the Scrivener

Notes on the Jefferson Davis trial in Walt Whitman's hand. Click image to enlarge. The National Archives, in Washington, D.C., made an exciting announcement Tuesday, amid the fanfare of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of...


Rush Limbaugh compares Obama to Jefferson Davis. Allen West(!) slams Republicans for playing games with military pay. Marcy Wheeler on the administration's Libya memo. Looks like the conservative candidate in the Wisconsin judicial race will prevail after all....

Is Mississippi Too Much of a Dysfunctional Backwater For Haley Barbour to Become President?

The last time a subset of the American people voted to make a Mississippian President, the Mississippian in question was Jefferson Davis and he was President of the Confederate States of America. Liz Sidoti’s coverage of current Governor Haley Barbour’s all-but-announcement of a presidential campaign suggests there may be something about that state that stands [...]

Haunted Virginia

A selection of ten haunted places in the state of Virginia. Aquia Church 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway Stafford Aquia Church. Photograph taken for the Historic AmericanBuildings Survey (HABS), courtesy of the Library of Congress,Prints and Photographs Division. Show More Summary

A History Book, Tweet by Tweet

3 years agoEntertainment / Books : Booked

For those who prefer an action-packed blog, you might follow Robert Anderson, Abraham Lincoln, or Jefferson Davis, who are also members of the blogosphere. Forget Charlie Sheen. Want to know what James Buchanan is saying today? Check out his posts.

John Minor Botts reflects on his “crimes” against the Confederacy

  In the wake of my post, yesterday, at Southern Unionists Chronicles (and recalling the suspension of habeas corpus and declaration of martial law, under the administration of Confederate President Jefferson Davis)…   An Interesting Document – Why John Minor Botts was Imprisoned. From the Richmond Republic. [as reprinted in the January 22, 1866 edition [...]

Your Letters: Jefferson Davis Returns; Sir Derek Jacobi

3 years agoNews : The Two-Way

On last Sunday's show, NPR's Alex Kellogg reported on a re-enactment of Jefferson Davis' inauguration. Also, we interviewed Sir Derek Jacobi, one of Great Britain's leading actors, who just finished an award-winning turn as Shakespeare's King Lear in London. Liane Hansen reads listener reaction to last week's program.

Who Do Sons of Confederate Veterans Represent?

Yesterday’s post on the sparsely attended Jefferson Davis reenactment in Montgomery, Alabama generated a great deal of interest and comments.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans, which hosted the event, has crafted a narrative that imagines itself as uniquely qualified to set the terms of how Confederate soldiers and the war as a whole ought to [...]

Whitewashing Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy

(Ilya Somin) The New York Times has an interesting article on yesterday’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederacy: Before a cheering crowd of several hundred men and women, some in period costume and others in crisp suits, an amateur actor playing Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Forced to the Back of the Bus

Even in the “Heart of Dixie” the Sons of Confederate Veterans can muster little more than a few hundred people from its ranks to commemorate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis.  Based on the YouTube clip below yesterday’s event sounded more like a political rally than a reenactment.  The speaker’s comparison of the SCV’s challenges with [...]

Civil War Anniversary News Roundup –February 13-19, 2011

News coverage of the Civil War anniversary spiked this week as various groups commemorated 150 years since Jefferson Davis’s swearing-in as Provisional President of the Confederacy on February 18, 1861.  USA Today offered a thoughtful overview of the tensions underlying the impending anniversaries in a piece entitled, “Across the South, the Civil War in an [...]

Another President's Day -- for Jefferson Davis

Today is the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederate States of America.

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