CDV of , Vice President of the Confederacy - Exceptionally crisp view by Webster's of Louisville, KY.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American lawyer and politician from Georgia, and the Confederate vice president throughout the American Civil War. His Cornerstone Speech of March 1861 defended slavery in the most uncompromising terms, though after the war he tried to distance himself from his earlier sentiments. In the course of the war, he became increasingly critical of Confederate President Jefferson Davis's policies, especially conscription and the suspension of habeas corpus. In February 1865, he was one of the commissioners who met with Lincoln at the abortive Hampton Roads Conference to discuss peace terms. After his arrest, and subsequent pardon, (for his part in the rebellion), Stephens went on to again serve in Congress, and later as the 50th Governor of Georgia; shortly before his death.
Inventory Number: CDV 260