By Jefferson Davis,William J. Cooper
As William J. Cooper, Jr., writes in his creation, “Davis’s notability doesn't come exclusively from his the most important position within the Civil struggle. Born at the Kentucky frontier within the first decade of the 19th century, he witnessed and took part within the epochal transformation of the USA from a fledgling nation to a powerful kingdom spanning the continent. In his earliest years his father moved farther south and west to Mississippi. As a tender military officer simply out of West aspect, he served at the northwestern and southwestern frontiers in a military whose leader project used to be to guard settlers surging westward. Then, in 1846 and 1847, as colonel of the 1st Mississippi Regiment, he fought within the Mexican struggle, which ended in 1848 within the Mexican Cession, a big addition to the USA of a few 500,000 sq. miles, together with California and the fashionable Southwest. As secretary of warfare and U.S. senator within the 1850s, he recommended executive help for the construction of a transcontinental railroad that he believed necessary to bind the state from ocean to ocean.”
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Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writings (Modern Library Classics) by Jefferson Davis,William J. Cooper