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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Inaugural address of President Davis: delivered at the capitol, Monday, February 18, 1861, at 1 o'clock, P.M.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.01 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Pamphlet Date: 1861 Pagination: 8 p. ; 23.5 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by Shorter & Reid. First Printing. Uncut.

Background Information:

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Confederate States of America. President
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaInaugural AddressInaugurationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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