Book Discussion on An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

Professor Davis talked about his book, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government, published by Harcourt Trade… read more

Professor Davis talked about his book, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government, published by Harcourt Trade Publishers. Professor Davis said the leaders of the Confederacy knew that defeat was imminent long before General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky, the Confederate secretary of war, tried to convince President Jefferson Davis to end the war and even tried to negotiate peace terms without President Davis’s knowledge or support. Professor Davis traced the paths of Davis, Breckinridge and other members of the Confederate cabinet after they fled Richmond. Professor Davis talked about the importance of how a war ends. After his prepared remarks, he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Davis, William "Jack" C. Program Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
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Book Discussion on An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 29, 2001
Last Aired:
Apr 1, 2012

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  • Jul 29, 2001 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Dec 16, 2001 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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