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Groups to mark anniversary of Jefferson Davis inauguration in Montgomery
Alabama News ^ | 02/18/2011 | Ben Flanagan

Posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:53 PM PST by speciallybland

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis' inauguration as the president of the Confederate States of America.

On Saturday, the occasion will be celebrated by the Sons of Confederate Veterans with their Confederate Heritage Rally 2011 at the Alabama State Capitol at noon.

The group will commemorate the founding of the CSA, the inauguration of Davis and the raising of the first Confederate Flag and will involve re-enactments, cannon fire and speeches.

Davis was elected provisional president of the CSA at a congress held in Montgomery on Feb. 9, 1861.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; confederate; dixie; jeffersondavis; scv

1 posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:59 PM PST by speciallybland
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2 posted on 02/18/2011 1:23:08 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: speciallybland
The North, interestingly, had a Major General named Jefferson Davis...Jefferson C. Davis.

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3 posted on 02/18/2011 1:26:48 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: speciallybland
President Davis was ineffective.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/18/2011 1:32:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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He had a Vice President who disliked him and actively worked against him.


5 posted on 02/18/2011 1:39:57 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He had a Vice President who disliked him and actively worked against him.


6 posted on 02/18/2011 1:47:02 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: speciallybland

Jefferson Davis was one of the greatest and most revered Statesmen of his time, and was infinitely more qualified to be President of the United States than Lincoln was; educationally, professionally, and with vastly more experience.

(That oughta stir things up...)


7 posted on 02/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: speciallybland
It's unamerican to Honor this rebellion.
8 posted on 02/18/2011 1:55:43 PM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

He was not a good leader.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 2:06:48 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Bean Counter

true, but he ended up on the wrong side of history...


10 posted on 02/18/2011 2:25:19 PM PST by Homer1
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He was not a good leader.

"I don't think anyone could name anyone who could have done a better job than Jefferson Davis did, and I personally don't know of anyone who could have done as good as job." -- Robert E. Lee

You'll pardon me if I accept Lee's verdict over yours.

11 posted on 02/18/2011 2:27:38 PM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: factmart

Rebelling against the federal government is “unamerican”?


12 posted on 02/18/2011 2:39:25 PM PST by speciallybland
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