Bravery In the House of Davis


Remember Jefferson Davis? If you're from the south, he's a hero. If not, you have to think for a second. Oh yeah, him. Well, he owned slaves and one of them dropped a dime on him. Kudos for finding this info and making it public. Slave in Jefferson Davis' home gave Union key secrets -

  • William Jackson, a slave, learned key details inside the home of Jefferson Davis
  • Davis was president of the Confederacy; Jackson leaked key secrets to the Union
  • "Because of his role as a menial servant, he simply was ignored" by Southerners
  • Author said history must never forget the sacrifice of African-Americans in Civil War

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