"Inauguration of President Jefferson Davis of the Southern Confederacy, at Montgomery, Alabama, February 18, 1861." From Harper's Weekly. New York, March 9, 1861. 9 1/8 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving.
In February, 1861, the seven states that had seceded from the United States met and formed a new government for the Confederate States of America. They elected as provisional president (until a popular election could be held), Jefferson Davis, who was inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama on February 18, 1861. $60
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