Through expert interviews and archival material, this series explores the life of the Confederate leader.
American Patriot #101
Born in Western Kentucky, Jefferson Davis spends his boyhood in Rosemont, MS and then is schooled in Lexington and at West Point. After enduring the tragic loss of his first wife, Sarah Knox Taylor, he blazes a political path that leads him to Washington as a Mississippi representative in Congress. He marries Varina Howell, enters the Mexican War, and returns a hero. He is appointed to the Senate but leaves Washington in 1851 to run for governor of Mississippi. In 1861, he leaves his second term with the stirrings of secession.
- KETKY Thursday, April 17 at 1:30 am EDT
- KETKY Monday, April 28 at 1:30 am EDT
After a three-day respite from political life, Davis receives word that he has been appointed provisional president of the Confederate States of America, and he and his family move to Montgomery to set up the entire system of government for a new country. After the firing on Fort Sumter, Davis moves the CSA capital to Richmond, where he becomes the Confederacy's first and last elected president in February of 1862.
- KETKY Friday, April 18 at 1:30 am EDT
- KETKY Monday, April 28 at 3:00 am EDT
Shattered Hero #103
After Davis is captured, he is imprisoned at Fort Monroe, VA for more than two years, prompting a public outcry over his treatment and the validity of jailing someone not yet accused of any crime. After release from prison, Davis begins what will be a cross-country and international search for meaningful employment so that he may provide a new life for his family.
- KETKY Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 am EDT
- KETKY Monday, April 28 at 4:30 am EDT
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