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President in petticoats (Jefferson Davis)
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jennifer Madison

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 ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: civilwar; davis
Civil war photo shopping ping.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

“Succession?”


2 posted on 05/09/2012 6:19:03 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: C19fan
Lee surrendered his army to Grant at Appomattox. The Confederate government never formally surrendered. The South is till this day a occupied country.
3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Sure, after South Carolina left each of the southern states followed in succession.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Apparently journalism school these days doesn’t teach the difference between succession (whatever that is) and secession.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Michael.SF.

LOL! Good one.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:27:32 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: C19fan
Waste of time. The surrender was honorable.

Had Lincoln lived, I suspect that he and Davis would have sat down over a bit of Bourbon and created a far different reconstruction history than the one we're stuck with.

"I surrendered as much to Lincoln's goodness as I did to Grant's armies."

General Robert E Lee
7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:42:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan

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?


8 posted on 05/09/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: C19fan

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.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 7:06:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek

I live very close to Appomattox. Thanks, CC.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 7:16:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Verginius Rufus

The story is a fabrication.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 7:22:57 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BigCinBigD

Right—O!

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...

;)
Semper Watching!
******


12 posted on 05/09/2012 7:28:56 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: C19fan

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


13 posted on 05/09/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: wardaddy

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.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 8:01:37 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Very interesting book: Bloody Crimes (Lincoln & Jefferson Davis) follows both Lincoln and Jefferson during approximately the same time period .... the end of the Civil War, the hunt to capture Jefferson & the assassination of Lincoln & his funeral.

The book debunks the 'petticoat' story on Jefferson.

15 posted on 05/09/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

That should be Jefferson DAVIS.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 8:10:52 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Nothing secedes like secession.

Spel chequer has a crewel cents of hummer.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:42:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, she’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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To: wardaddy
When Lincoln received the word of Lee's surrender, he asked the band to play Dixie. Whatever else one may say about him, Lincoln's attitude was conciliatory towards the South. Not so the "radical Republicans" who took over the country after his assassination.

Read the link. The comparison to Obama's spiking the ball is painful to comtemplate.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:54:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, she’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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