A man of honor, dedicated to saving “his country’s” culture.
Davis was a man of many years of public service both military and political. As leader of the Confederacy in a heart-breaking conflict between brothers, he was to feel the weight of ostracism when his cause failed.
Current historians see him as courageous and dedicated to an unfortunate mission
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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