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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) President Jefferson Davis's Inaugural Address

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05557.02 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Broadside Date: circa 22 February 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 52.9 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Extra printing of Davis's speech from the Richmond Enquirer. The address was delivered on 22 February 1862. The paper was then published by Tyler, Wise & Allegre. Bottom of document mentions the evacuation of Nashville on February 22.

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Confederate States of AmericaInaugurationInaugural AddressConfederate General or LeaderCivil War

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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