Skip to comments.President in petticoats (Jefferson Davis)
Posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by C19fan
He led the Confederacy during its charge for succession. But after its inglorious surrender in the American Civil War, President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, was very much caught with his skirt up, according to these propaganda photographs. The statesman, who became a political fugitive after the South fell, is said to have fled in such haste he grabbed his wife's overcoat rather than his own - a story re-imagined by northern artists depicting reports of his capture in a woman's petticoat.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Sure, after South Carolina left each of the southern states followed in succession.
Apparently journalism school these days doesn’t teach the difference between succession (whatever that is) and secession.
LOL! Good one.
Oddly enough, somewhat similar claims were made about Lincoln at the start of his presidency, when he sneaked through Baltimore in the middle of the night to get to Washington.
There really was a conspiracy to kill Lincoln in Baltimore, though it’s been argued ever since how serious it was.
Claims were made that Lincoln disguised himself with a “Scotch bonnet,” which some turned into a lady’s bonnet for propaganda purposes.
In 1861 Captain Nathaniel Lyon disguised himself as a women to reconnoiter the secessionist militia encampment at Fort Jackson in St. Louis.
Has anybody else noticed the considerable similarity in appearance between Davis and Lincoln?
I believe that the story that Jefferson Davis was wearing his wife’s petticoats when he was captured has been thoroughly disproven by serious historians...but it is too good a story to let die. A bit like Marie Antoinette and the “let them eat cake” story.
I live very close to Appomattox. Thanks, CC.
The story is a fabrication.
See Charley Reese/DiLorenzo on President Jefferson Davis for the straight scoop @ a non-pimp site...let yer fingers due the walkking 2 ms google, or whatever her name is...
Northnern media framing the news and being basically a propaganda arm of whichever party is the “progressive” is obviously nothing new is it?
today it’s the same thing ..they will distort whatever suits them
carictatures were common back then...more so than today
politicos as serpents...hogs...demeaning animals
or as bears or eagles as to be lauded or powerful
Davis was doomed to be demeaned by the northern press however they could and the myth of the petticoats was well suited for this
note they dared not try this with Lee
Matter of fact, K Marx was a writer for the NYT—thanx to his friend, horace greeley—for avbout 10 years beginning in 1851...see Marx’s letter to lincoln, Alan Stang’s piece on the escappees from the 1848 unpleasantness in europe to become union army generals, legislators, etc.
The book debunks the 'petticoat' story on Jefferson.
That should be Jefferson DAVIS.
Nothing secedes like secession.
Spel chequer has a crewel cents of hummer.
Read the link. The comparison to Obama's spiking the ball is painful to comtemplate.
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