The War for Southern Freedom

Jordan Mollenhour, 12/9/14 -7th period

Quote:

“poor boy! I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you”
Walt Whitman, Drum Taps

eight facts about jefferson davis

Facts:

1. He died at 81 years of age

2.He was tried and found guilty of treason

3.Jefferson Davis was captured in Irwin County

4.he was released from prison for $100,000 bail

5.He served under Zachary Taylor and fell in love with his daughter

6.Zachary Taylor refused to give his daughter’s hand in marriage to a military man because it was not a life he wished for his child

7.Davis resigned from the military giving up his commission to marry Sarah Taylor

8.Jefferson Davis was one of ten children born to his parents

What I Think

I think that he was a good president until he resigned. but I still don't understand why he evacuated the capital in Richmond, Virginia. I don't like how he was a slave holder and fought to keep the slaves.

Questions:

1.How was he apart of the war? - he was the president of the confederate

2. How did he do as a president? - He was successful

3. Why was Jefferson Davis fighting for the south? - He believed in slavery and he was a slave holder