Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart

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Notes

Chapter I
Capture
1
Varina Howell Davis,Jefferson Davis, Ex-President of the Confederate States of America: A Memoir by his Wife 2:648, quot. (ref. perhaps to Romeo and Juliet 3.2.92: “Upon his brow shame was ashamed to sit”).
2
John J. Craven,Prison Life of Jefferson Davis, 28, quot. (see preface to notes); Strode,Jefferson Davis, Tragic Hero, 230, 526; J. William Jones,The Davis Memorial Volume, 650–51.
3
VHD,Memoir 2:645–46;Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens, His Diary, ed. Myrta Lockett Avary, 114–24;A Belle of the Fifties, Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, ed. Ada Sterling, 260–62. For Germans, see Ella Lonn,Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy, 406–35 and App. C, 666–72 (663: 4,136,175 foreigners in U.S. 1860; 3,903,672 in North).
4
Ovid L. Futch,History of Andersonville Prison, 59–60; A. Dudley Mann to JPB, Nov. 11, 1863 (James D. Richardson,Conf., 2:589, quot.; see 589–95, 601, 455, 562–63; also Philip Tucker, “Confederate Secret Agent in Ireland …, ”Jnl. of Conf. Hist. 5:69–70). Ella Lonn,Foreigners in the Confederacy, 73–81.
5
Craven,Prison Life, 24–29 (quot. on 24). This bookuses “Fortress Monroe” (rather than Fort) because JD does.
6
Sterling,Belle, 379 (quot.), 64, 322; Virginia Clay-Clopton [m. David Clopton after Clay's death], “Clement Claiborne Clay, ” 74–76, 82; Clay in Dictionary of American Biography; Jefferson Davis,The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1:206–7, quot.
7
JD,Rise and Fall 1:221–25; Edward A. Pollard,The Lost Cause …, 88–90 (excerpts from Clay's speech).
8
JD,Rise and Fall 2:611–12; JD corr., Mar. 14 and Apr. 14, 27, 29, 1864 in Rowland 6:204–6, 226–27, 236–37; JD to C. W. Frazer, 1880 (ibid. 8:529–30); JD corr., 1886 (ibid. 9:501–10); Frazer to Duke et al., Nov. 1, 1886 (Calendar of the Jefferson Davis Postwar Manuscripts, 255–56); W. W. Cleary [Clay's sec. in Canada], “The Attempt to Fasten the Assassination of President Lincoln on President Davis and other Innocent Parties, ” 313, 322–25; J. G. Randall,The Civil War and Reconstruction, 615–16, 683; James F. Rhodes,History of the United States 5:315–42. See also Stephen Z. Starr,Colonel Grenfell's Wars, 132–51.
9
VHD to JD, Nov. 13, 1865, MS, ALA, quot; Cleary, “Attempt, ” 313. Varina once faced down a slave who had scared the overseer (VHD,Memoir 1:478–79).
10
BNH, “Capture of Jefferson Davis, ” 226–60, and note by JD on 250. Other firsthand sources are by the Davises, Lubbock, Reagan, Mallory, the cav. leaders, M. H. Clark, as well as those in W. T. Walthall, “The True Story of the Capture of JD” and A. J. Hanna,Flight into Oblivion. Hanna's maps and clear trace of Davises' separate itineraries are invaluable. Town known in Ga. as “Washington-Wilkes” (Wilkes the county) will be called that, to avoid confusion with D. C.
11
VHD,Memoir 2:589–97; Susan P. Lee,Pendleton, 401–4.
12
JEJ,Narrative, 396–407, 410; JD,Rise and Fall 2:676–85 (quots. on 681, 682), 689; JD, Memorandum of conversation re JEJ, Oct. 6, 1876, MS, TULANE

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Editorial Note xix
  • Jefferson Davis - Unconquerable Heart *
  • I - Capture 1
  • II - Home 31
  • III - School 45
  • IV - Army 57
  • V - Marriage 83
  • VI - Plantation and Politics 111
  • VII - Fame 137
  • VIII - United States Senator 159
  • IX - Victory in Defeat 184
  • X - War Department Days 202
  • XI - Struggles for Health and the South 225
  • XII - President 266
  • XIII - The Chief Executive 292
  • XIV - Commander in Chief 317
  • XV - The Year of Our Lord 1863 344
  • XVI - Double-Quick Downhill 372
  • XVII - Prisoners 412
  • XVIII - An Unseen Hand 434
  • XIX - Varina 461
  • XX - Sad Wandering 488
  • XXI - The Cause 511
  • XXII - The Hero 534
  • XXIII - Afterward 560
  • Appendix A - J. E. Johnston to J. Davis, on Rank 577
  • Appendix B - Proclamations by Davis for Days of Prayer 582
  • Appendix C - Devotional Material Used by Davis in Prison 584
  • Preface to the Notes 587
  • Notes 593
  • Select Bibliography 733
  • Index 761
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