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Rise and the Fall of the Confederate Government, 1881, Jefferson Davis

Updated on November 15, 2017
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Beautiful Portrait Plates are in this Amazing Set by Mr. Davis

Beautiful Portrait Plates are in this amazing two-volume first edition set by Jefferson Davis. The one above shows him at the age of  32 back in happier days.
Beautiful Portrait Plates are in this amazing two-volume first edition set by Jefferson Davis. The one above shows him at the age of 32 back in happier days.

Attic Find “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government”

I found an amazing ancient two-volume set “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government” up in the attic. This set is the first edition, and published by Jefferson Davis himself. The manuscript written almost over decade after Mr. Davis was release from federal prison, with the help of friends and his wife the sixty-seven-year-old Ex-president of the Confederate States of American began this great masterpiece of his side of the Civil War and the rights of states to leave the Union.

Jefferson Davis Home & Library at Beauvoir, Biloxi, Mississippi

A Beautifully Written salute to the Women of the Confederacy

A beautifully written salute to the women of the Confederacy is at the front of volume one of this set.. Jefferson Davis had a wonderful way with words and was truly a gifted and intelligent politician.
A beautifully written salute to the women of the Confederacy is at the front of volume one of this set.. Jefferson Davis had a wonderful way with words and was truly a gifted and intelligent politician.

Jefferson Davis Devoted Three Years of His Life to this Work

Jefferson Davis devoted well over three years of his life, and he did extensive research to begin writing of what he called his “historical sketch of the events”. These were the events which preceded the Civil War and go all the way through the struggle of the Southern states of the Confederacy, their existence as and their rights as sovereign communities as members of a new confederacy of states. The result two volume work was the chronicle, or full covering the birth, life, and death of the Confederacy States of America. Starting with the Missouri Compromise in 1820, and going all the way through the tumultuous events of the Civil War, and then readmission of the Southern States to the United States Congress in the late 1860s. This work covers it all.

Photo taken in 1869 of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis

Photo of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis, Wife of Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis met miss Howell in 1835 and they were married in  1845.
Photo of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis, Wife of Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis met miss Howell in 1835 and they were married in 1845.

This Map Shows the Confederate States of America at its Zenith

This map shows the Confederate States of America at its Zenith under Jefferson Davis Presidency. This map shows the territories under its control and the areas under its influence.
This map shows the Confederate States of America at its Zenith under Jefferson Davis Presidency. This map shows the territories under its control and the areas under its influence.

The Rise and Fall of Jefferson Davis, The Souths Perfect Man

Jefferson Davis was known as the Southerner Abraham Lincoln

Jefferson Davis was known to the people of the Confederacy as the "Southern Abraham Lincoln.” He was very grief-stricken after the defeat of the newly formed Confederate States of American after its bloody and costly war with the Union. Jefferson Davis was popularly regarded as the true martyr to the defeated Confederate States of America, and he had a very hard time dealing with the defeat of his beloved nation of the southern states.

The Men of First Confederate States of America Cabinet of 1861

The First Confederate States of America Cabinet of 1861 Attorney-General Benjamin, Secretary of State Mallory, Secretary Memminger, Secretary Walker, President Jefferson Davis, Postmaster Reagan, and Secretary Toombs
The First Confederate States of America Cabinet of 1861 Attorney-General Benjamin, Secretary of State Mallory, Secretary Memminger, Secretary Walker, President Jefferson Davis, Postmaster Reagan, and Secretary Toombs

Jefferson Davis Epic Historic Account of the “Southern Cause”

When Jefferson Davis with the help of his friends, and wife, started the monumental work on his epic historic account of the “Southern Cause” called the “Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government’. Some of his reasoning was to express his neglected and ignore side of the conflict between the states for future generations to study, and understand. Jefferson Davis had been deeply effected by both the Northern victor’s vicious attacks on him, and his government. Jefferson Davis was also deeply hurt by the Southern dissenters, who had detracted the noble cause of what he had hope the Confederate States had stood for in its struggle with the Union.

The Tragic Life of Jefferson Davis, the Leader of the Confederacy

Confederate President Jefferson Davis was Blessed at Beauvoir

Confederate President Jefferson Davis was very blessed that had remarkable time, leisure, access of records to work on this extraordinary two volume work at the peaceful and beautiful home of Beauvoir. In this two volume collection are collected memories, first hand quotes and factual documents essential to understanding the Civil War period and the crisis that led up to the event.

Beautiful Beauvoir and Peaceful was Jefferson Davis last Home

Beauvoir, was Jefferson Davis last home and is now the home of his Presidential Library of the Confederate States of America.
Beauvoir, was Jefferson Davis last home and is now the home of his Presidential Library of the Confederate States of America.

The Lovely Beauvoir was the last Home of Jefferson Davis

Beauvoir was the last home of Jefferson Davis, this was a great choice to work on a huge manuscript, as it is a very peaceful and quiet place to write. Jefferson Davis moved to the Beauvoir estate in the year 1877 and he lived at Beauvoir in great peace until his death in 1889. Today the Beauvoir site allows visits that also include the Jefferson Davis Soldiers Confederate Cemetery which has 0ver 780 Confederate veteran’s graves interned.

The last home of Jefferson Davie, Beauvoir, Biloxi, Mississippi

Robert E Lee was one of the Strongest Leaders of the South

Robert E Lee was one of the strongest leaders of the South both before and after the War Between the States. He was a strong believer in peace and reconciliation after the Civil War.
Robert E Lee was one of the strongest leaders of the South both before and after the War Between the States. He was a strong believer in peace and reconciliation after the Civil War.

Jefferson Davis Amazing Work, Showed the CSA Side of the War

As for Jefferson Davis, I feel the reason for his thought-provoking two set voluminous work is his wish to get the Southern side of the war out to the public, and for future generations to ponder. It was not as some scholars have state for his deep-rooted anger, and antagonism toward both his public and private enemies. It was an enormous undertaking that would required the help of many former Confederate staff members and soldiers.

1861 Kentucky and Missouri did not join the Confederate States

It was the Dream of Jefferson Davis, and members of the Cabinet of the Confederate States of America that Kentucky, and Missouri would join the Confederacy but this did not occur. Also West Virginia separated from Virginia and joined the Union.
It was the Dream of Jefferson Davis, and members of the Cabinet of the Confederate States of America that Kentucky, and Missouri would join the Confederacy but this did not occur. Also West Virginia separated from Virginia and joined the Union.

Members of the President's Staff, Confederate States of America

Members of the President's Staff of the Confederate States of America 1961. F. R. Lubbock, Wm. P Johnson, Joseph C. Ives, James Chestnut, and Wm M. Browne to name a few.
Members of the President's Staff of the Confederate States of America 1961. F. R. Lubbock, Wm. P Johnson, Joseph C. Ives, James Chestnut, and Wm M. Browne to name a few.

Jefferson Davis - Beautifully Illustrated Set in my Ancient Attic

As I stated above, I found this beautifully illustrated set in my ancient attic of the Victorian home I purchased. This was the very first edition, and a two book set of “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government” … This collection of work printed in 1881 and the book written by Jefferson Davis with the help of countless other former patriotic Confederates Jefferson Davis was the one only man to serve as the acting President of the Confederate States of America during the bloody and tragic American Civil War.

Jefferson Davis his Leadership, Early Life, and Civil War Facts

Jefferson Davis Manuscript Confirms Millions Died in Civil War

Jefferson Davis work confirms that  millions of Americans died in Civil War conflict. Over $6,277.246 people died in the War Between the States. The largest number of deaths of any war that America has every fought in.
Jefferson Davis work confirms that millions of Americans died in Civil War conflict. Over $6,277.246 people died in the War Between the States. The largest number of deaths of any war that America has every fought in.

Jefferson Davis & His Formal Written Defense of the Lost Cause

Jefferson Davis wrote this very detailed set of books of the Confederate States as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as a formal written defense for what the Southern call "the lost causes". Mr. Davis wholeheartedly believed that the Northern States of the Union inability to accept the Southern States as a separate nation led to Northern Union invasion, and unjustly subjugation of the people of the south, and in this way the North unjustly tried to justified their actions in the American Civil War.

Confederate States of American and President Jefferson Davis

In the Civil War the North had more Territory, Factories, & People

In the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis, you can realize as you read about the struggle that the lopsided balance of power soon gave the Southern States a disadvantage. The North had more territory, Factories, & people.
In the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis, you can realize as you read about the struggle that the lopsided balance of power soon gave the Southern States a disadvantage. The North had more territory, Factories, & people.

Jefferson Davis, Elder statesman for the Southern Lost Cause

At the time of the publications of the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government in 1881 Jefferson Davis was an elder statesman for the Southern Lost Cause.  He was a very eloquent speaker and would draw large crowds in the southern states.
At the time of the publications of the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government in 1881 Jefferson Davis was an elder statesman for the Southern Lost Cause. He was a very eloquent speaker and would draw large crowds in the southern states.

By 1863 Things Started to go Badly for the Confederate States

By March 1863 things started to go bad for the Confederate States of America. Their ports were bottled up by the Northern Union Fleet. The Mississippi River had been invaded by Northern River boats, and basically had split the South into two sections
By March 1863 things started to go bad for the Confederate States of America. Their ports were bottled up by the Northern Union Fleet. The Mississippi River had been invaded by Northern River boats, and basically had split the South into two sections

Jefferson Davis wrote most of the Book at the Beauvoir in Biloxi

Jefferson Davis wrote most of the book at the Beauvoir Plantation home, this majestic plantation home located the Biloxi, Mississippi plantation. The Beautiful home on Beauvoir is where Jefferson Davis lived in peace as a the very honored guest of Mrs.Sarah Ellis Dorsey. Sarah was a well known novelist, and a very respected writer. Sarah Ellis Dorsey was also able to help Jefferson Davis since she was also a wealthy widow. Tragically Sarah was Ill with cancer, and slowly dying. In the year 1878 Sarah Dorsey remade her will, and in it she left the entire plantation to Jefferson Davis just before her tragic death in 1879. Sarah was a god sent to Jefferson Davis because Sarah had already assisted him greatly with his writing of his book.

North & South had Equally Strong Contenders in the Civil War

Jefferson Davis was many times referred to as the Abraham Lincoln of the South. Both sides had counter parts in the struggle. The South had General Robert E Lee, the North had Ulysses S Grant.  The North had Sherman, the South had Stonewall Jackson.
Jefferson Davis was many times referred to as the Abraham Lincoln of the South. Both sides had counter parts in the struggle. The South had General Robert E Lee, the North had Ulysses S Grant. The North had Sherman, the South had Stonewall Jackson.

June 1865, things had Gotten very Bleak in the Confederate State

By the June 1865 things had gotten very bleak in the Confederate States of America. Supplies of food, medication, and ammo was running out.  The morale of the army was low, some units had not be paid for many months.
By the June 1865 things had gotten very bleak in the Confederate States of America. Supplies of food, medication, and ammo was running out. The morale of the army was low, some units had not be paid for many months.

The last Home of Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir was located the Biloxi, Mississippi

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