Prison Life of Jefferson Davis John Craven - 1905 1st Edition - Inventory Number: HIS 058 / SOLD
John Craven – 1905 1st Edition
The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis is John Craven’s absorbing first-person account of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis’ imprisonment after the Civil War. Davis, accused of treason, the plot to assassinate President Lincoln, and the horrors of Andersonville Prison, spent two years in prison after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the North to General Ulysses S. Grant.
This intimate first person account of Jefferson Davis’ prison life after the end of the Civil War. Captured by federal troops in May of 1865, Davis was accused of treason and other high crimes, taken to Fort Monroe, Virginia and placed in solitary confinement. Craven, a northerner served as Davis’s personal physician for seven months during his incarceration. He describes the proud and noble Southerner and first President of the Confederate States of America during a time that few others could.
Craven served as personal physician to President Davis for seven months of his imprisonment and has recorded his experiences in this captivating story.
Inventory Number: HIS 058 / SOLD