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An Honorable Defeat The Last Days of the Confederate Government

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In February 1865 the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans It is also the story of two men antagonists yet political partners who struggled to achieve their own differing visions for the South Jefferson Davis the William C Davis

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Autocratic president of the Confederate States who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost; and the practical and warm General John C Breckinridge Secretary of War who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he loved so dearly Noted historian William C Davis traces the astounding flight of these men and the entire Confederate cabinet from Richmon William Davis w

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D Using original research he narrates the futile uarrels of Davis and Breckinridge as they try to evade Northern pursuers and describes their eventual and separate captures The result is a rich canvas of a time of despair and defeat a charged tale full of physical adventure and political battle that sweeps from the marble halls of Richmond to a dingy room in a Havana hote A solid book th

  • Paperback
  • 512
  • An Honorable Defeat The Last Days of the Confederate Government
  • William C. Davis
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 9780156007481

About the Author: William C. Davis

Currently professor of history at Virginia Tech William C Davis has written over fifty books most about the American Civil War He has won the Jefferson Davis Prize for southern history three times the Jules F Landry Award for Southern history once and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer PrizeFor several years he was the editor of the magazine Civil War Times Illustrated He has also


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