A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried to ride the elevator to the top: But a group of 13 from “up north” were held captive in an elevator [...]
Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis all prayed at the church at one point or another during the war. It was there in April 1865 that Davis learned [...]
A homeless man has died following a fire in an abandoned building he was using for shelter, authorities said. Police and fire and rescue units responded to the fire on Thursday evening in the 13400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge and discovered several homeless individuals using the building as a temporary residence. Read full article >>
Even with the young politician Jefferson Davis behind their adoption by the military, camels were a hard sell to the U.S. government. Along with other military men, Davis was convinced that camels could replace horses as the standard beasts of burden used by cavalry on the ever-expanding western frontier, but most congressmen and senators balked [...]
[sculptor] Crawford proposed an allegorical figure of "Freedom triumphant in War and Peace." After Secretary of War Jefferson Davis objected to the sculptor's intention to include a liberty cap, the symbol of freed slaves, Crawford replaced it with a crested Roman helmet.
Prince William County police are investigating the death of a Lake Ridge man who jumped out of a hotel window early Thursday morning and then darted through traffic. Police said they were called to Jefferson Davis Highway and Gordon Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Show More Summary
Horror in the Central District: Man found beaten to death this morning at 26th and Jefferson. The Execution of Troy Davis: "The decision to press ahead with the death sentence despite serious doubts over Davis's guilt drew accusations...Show More Summary
Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s. Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is the home of many notable Confederate internments with a connection to Gettysburg. Gettysburg Daily reader Pete Skillman traveled to the cemetery and provided [...]
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
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
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 »
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
(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
Southern Republicans, a Galtian driven to secede.
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....
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 [...]
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