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Jefferson Davis

Geburtstag: 3. Juni 1808
Todesdatum: 6. Dezember 1889

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Jefferson Finis Davis war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker, von 1861 bis 1865 der einzige Präsident der Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika und damit Führer der Südstaaten im Sezessionskrieg. Zuvor hatte er in den Vereinigten Staaten als Senator für Mississippi und von 1853 bis 1857 als Kriegsminister gewirkt.

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„Bitte entschuldige, ich kann das nicht nehmen.“

— Jefferson Davis
Letzte Worte, zu seiner Frau Varina Davis, die ihm Medizin angeboten hatte, 6. Dezember 1889

„It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'.“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, [https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War] (1885), p. 274.

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„Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, [https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War] (1885), p. 274.

„The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it.“

— Jefferson Davis
Context: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water! David D. Porter, [https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War] (1885), p. 274.

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„We recognize the negro as God and God's Book and God's Laws, in nature, tell us to recognize him. Our inferior, fitted expressly for servitude.“

— Jefferson Davis
Speech (March 1861), as quoted in [https://books.google.com/books?id=KSd0SkDXtJQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America] (2002), by William C. Davis, New York: The Free Press, p. 137

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„Tradition usually rests upon something which men did know; history is often the manufacture of the mere liar.“

— Jefferson Davis
[https://books.google.com/books?id=NINHAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=scotland+%26+the+scottish+people&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMIuKPUmZGkyAIVQ5qACh0kewz7#v=onepage&q=scotland%20%26%20the%20scottish%20people&f=false Scotland & The Scottish People]

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