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Around 1, I requested he be flown to St. Louis after the bleeding under the skin purpura took over his whole face. In the truck, driving to St. Louis Hospital saying that he coded. I was completely shocked and called my Pastor to pray.
I got another call from the hospital saying they got him back. I called my Pastor back crying and rejoicing. We got to the hospital around 8 and was security escorted to his room in ICU. Shortly after, he coded the second time and I immediately fell to my knees and begged God to let me keep him, that our 9-month and 3-year-old babies needed him.
That I needed him! They got him back again, but we were in the small waiting room when over the intercom, came Code Blue, 8C, Code Blue, 8C. I knew it was Jeff. Up to this point, I had no doubt my God was going to heal Jeff. But then everything changed. I had already told Jeff that it was OK, I would take care of the babies, to go home and be with his momma.
His heartbeat never came back, he was already in the Glory of the Lord. Learning to live without him would prove to be far more difficult. Watching his babies grow and change without him here, reaching all the milestones, unimaginable pain! Our daughter has to live her life telling people that her Daddy died with she was 9 months old. Our son will not likely retain any memories of his father. Forever my heart, forever remembered, forever missed, forever loved, I love you Jeffrey Ray Davis!
His sister, Jennifer, and his brother, Joe. He truly brought calmness and laughter into every tough situation. Davis's term was to end with Pierce's, so he ran for the Senate, was elected, and re-entered it on March 4, The Wilmot Provisointroduced incontributed to these tensions; if passed, it would have banned slavery in any land acquired from Mexico.
The Compromise of brought a temporary respite, but the Dred Scott case, decided by the United States Supreme Court inspurred public debate. Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional and that African Americans had no standing as citizens under the constitution.
Northerners were outraged and there was increasing talk in the South of secession from the Union. He was forced to remain in a darkened room for four weeks. On the Fourth of JulyDavis delivered an anti-secessionist speech on board a ship near Boston. He again urged the preservation of the Union on October 11 in Faneuil HallBoston, and returned to the Senate soon after.
At the same time, he counseled delay among his fellow Southerners, because he did not think that the North would permit the peaceable exercise of the right to secession. Having served as secretary of war under President Pierce, he also knew that the South lacked the military and naval resources necessary for defense in a war. Following the election of Abraham Lincoln inhowever, events accelerated. South Carolina adopted an ordinance of secession on December 20,and Mississippi did so on January 9, Davis had expected this but waited until he received official notification.
On January 21, the day Davis called "the saddest day of my life",  he delivered a farewell address to the United States Senate, resigned and returned to Mississippi. The two denominations were reunited in Anticipating a call for his services since Mississippi had seceded, Davis had sent a telegraph message to Governor John J.
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Pettus saying, "Judge what Mississippi requires of me and place me accordingly. Davis, who had widespread support from six of the seven states, easily won. He was seen as the "champion of a slave society and embodied the values of the planter class", and was elected provisional Confederate President by acclamation. Stephens was chosen as Vice President, but he and Davis feuded constantly. He wanted to serve as commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies but said he would serve wherever directed.
Davis sent a commission to Washington with an offer to pay for any federal property on Southern soil, as well as the Southern portion of the national debt, but Lincoln refused to meet with the commissioners.
Campbellthe latter of whom later resigned from the federal government, as he was from Alabama. Seward hinted that Fort Sumter would be evacuated, but gave no assurance. Beauregard to command all Confederate troops in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolinawhere state officials prepared to take possession of Fort Sumter. Beauregard was to prepare his forces but await orders to attack the fort. Within the fort the issue was not of the niceties of geopolitical posturing but of survival.
They would be out of food on the 15th.
The small Union garrison had but half a dozen officers and soldiers under Major Robert Anderson. Famously, this included the baseball folk hero Captain later major general Abner Doubleday. More improbable yet was a Union officer who had the name of Jefferson C. He would spend the war being taunted for his name but not his loyalty to the Northern cause. The newly installed President Lincoln, not wishing to initiate hostilities, informed South Carolina Governor Pickens that he was dispatching a small fleet of ships from the navy yard in New York to resupply but not re-enforce Fort Pickens in Florida and Fort Sumter.
For Lincoln, Davis, as the leader of an insurrection, was without legal standing in U. To deal with him would be to give legitimacy to the rebellion. The fact that Sumter was the property of the sovereign United States was the reason for maintaining the garrison on the island fort.
He informed Pickens that the resupply mission would not land troops or munitions unless they were fired upon. As it turned out, just as the supply ships approached Charleston harbor, the bombardment would begin and the flotilla watched the spectacle from 10 miles at sea.First Date [1x05]
Davis faced the most important decision of his career: He and his cabinet decided to demand that the Federal garrison surrender and, if this was refused, to use military force to prevent reinforcement before the fleet arrived.
Anderson did not surrender. With Davis's endorsement, Beauregard began the bombarding of the fort in the early dawn of April The Confederates continued their artillery attack on Fort Sumter until it surrendered on April No one was killed in the artillery duel, but the attack on the U. President Lincoln called up 75, state militiamen to march south to recapture Federal property. In the North and South, massive rallies were held to demand immediate war.
The Civil War had begun. He and his family took up his residence there at the White House of the Confederacy later that month. While the North's population was almost entirely white, the South had an enormous number of black slaves and people of color. While the latter were free, becoming a soldier was seen as the prerogative of white men only. Many Southerners were terrified at the idea of a black man with a gun. Excluding old men and boys, the white males available for Confederate service were less than two million.
There was also the additional burden that the near four million black slaves had to be heavily policed as there was no trust between the owner and "owned". The North had vastly greater industrial capacity; built nearly all the locomotives, steamships, and industrial machinery; and had a much larger and more integrated railroad system.
Nearly all the munitions facilities were in the North, while critical ingredients for gunpowder were in very short supply in the South. Jefferson Davis on CSA Postage stamps Much of the railroad track that existed in the Confederacy was of simple railway design just meant to carry the large bales of cotton to local river ports in the harvest season.
These often did not connect to other rail-lines, making internal shipments of goods difficult at best. While the Union had a large navy, the new Confederate Navy had only a few captured warships or newly built vessels.
These did surprisingly well but ultimately were sunk or abandoned as the Union Navy controlled more rivers and ports. Rebel 'raiders' loosed on the Northern ships on the Atlantic did tremendous damage and sent Yankee ships into safe harbors as insurance rates soared.
The Union blockade of the South, however, made imports via blockade runners difficult and expensive. Somewhat awkwardly, these runners didn't bring significant amounts of the war materials, so greatly needed, but rather the European luxuries sought as a relief from the privations of the wartime's stark conditions. Lee to replace the wounded Joseph E. That December Davis made a tour of Confederate armies in the west of the country.
He had a very small circle of military advisers. He largely made the main strategic decisions on his own, though he had special respect for Lee's views. Given the Confederacy's limited resources compared with the Union, Davis decided that the Confederacy would have to fight mostly on the strategic defensive. He maintained this outlook throughout the war, paying special attention to the defense of his national capital at Richmond.
He approved Lee's strategic offensives when he felt that military success would both shake Northern self-confidence and strengthen the peace movements there. However, the several campaigns invading the North were met with defeat. A bloody battle at Antietam in Maryland as well as the ride into Kentucky, the Confederate Heartland Offensive both in  drained irreplaceable men and talented officers.
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A final offense led to the three-day bloodletting at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania crippling the South still further. The status of techniques and munitions made the defensive side much more likely to endure: Administration and cabinet[ edit ] The original Confederate Cabinet. Reagan and Robert Toombs As provisional president inDavis formed his first cabinet.
LeRoy Pope Walker of Alabama was made Secretary of War, after being recommended for this post by Clement Clay and William Yancey both of whom declined to accept cabinet positions themselves. John Reagan of Texas became Postmaster General. Benjamin of Louisiana became Attorney General. Although Stephen Mallory was not put forward by the delegation from his state of FloridaDavis insisted that he was the best man for the job of Secretary of the Navy, and he was eventually confirmed.
He depended partly upon recommendations from congressmen and other prominent people. This helped maintain good relations between the executive and legislative branches.
This also led to complaints as more states joined the Confederacy, however, because there were more states than cabinet positions. Toombs, who had wished to be president himself, was frustrated as an advisor and resigned within a few months of his appointment to join the army. Walker requested, and was given, command of the troops in Alabama.
Following the November electionDavis announced the permanent cabinet in March Benjamin moved again, to Secretary of State. Randolph of Virginia had been made the Secretary of War. Both kept their positions throughout the war. InMemminger withdrew from the Treasury post due to congressional opposition, and was replaced by George Trenholm of South Carolina. In congressional opposition likewise caused Seddon to withdraw, and he was replaced by John C.
At the outset of the Civil War, Davis realized that intervention from European powers would be vital if the Confederacy was to stand against the Union. The administration sent repeated delegations to European nations, but several factors prevented Southern success in terms of foreign diplomacy. The Union blockade of the Confederacy led European powers to remain neutral, contrary to the Southern belief that a blockade would cut off the supply of cotton to Britain and other European nations and prompt them to intervene on behalf of the South.
Many European countries objected to slavery. Britain had abolished it in the s, and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of made support for the South even less appealing in Europe. Finally, as the war progressed and the South's military prospects dwindled, foreign powers were not convinced that the Confederacy had the strength to become independent.
In the end, not a single foreign nation recognized the Confederate States of America. Davis insisted on a strategy of trying to defend all Southern territory with ostensibly equal effort.