Life of Jefferson Davis, with a Seceret History of the Southern Confederacy, Gathered "behind the Scenes in Richmond.": Containing Curous and Extraordinary Information of the Principal Southern Characters in the Late War, in Connection with President Davis, and in Relation to the Various Intrigues of His Administration

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National Publishing Company, 1869 - 536 pages
 

Contents

I
17
II
27
III
43
IV
56
V
67
VI
87
VII
96
VIII
109
XVII
267
XVIII
288
XIX
308
XX
325
XXI
337
XXII
349
XXIII
365
XXIV
382

IX
129
X
144
XI
159
XII
171
XIII
189
XIV
209
XV
228
XVI
251
XXV
397
XXVI
416
XXVII
439
XXVIII
458
XXIX
485
XXX
501
XXXI
525

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