Tag Archives: John C. Breckenridge

Question of the Week: 5/14-5/20/18

In your opinion, would John C. Breckinridge have been a better choice for Confederate president than Jefferson Davis? Why or why not?

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Woodson’s Missourians At New Market

The marker sits near the orchard, within sight of the Bushong House on Virginia’s New Market Battlefield. It’s normally a peaceful, quiet scene on a typical twenty-first century day. We look closer to read the fading inscription in the limestone: … Continue reading

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Confederate Paymaster Charles Jarrett

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Roger Futrell You may view part one here Charles F. Jarrett, whose iron paymaster’s chest was featured in a previous post, was instrumental in raising the funds needed to create a … Continue reading

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A new man in town

On February 7, 1865, Major General John C. Breckinridge accepted the position of Secretary of War, Confederate States of America—the fifth and final man to hold that job. He assumed the duties of his new office amid desperate times. The … Continue reading

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