How Jefferson Davis’ Mistakes Failed the Confederacy

Hindsight is twenty-twenty. After the smoke clears, it is easy to see where everyone stands and how it could have turned out differently. The Civil War is one of the most discussed in that manner. If one decision was made differently, it could have changed the outcome.

After the fact, one can easily point out where Jefferson Davis made his mistakes and how the Confederacy lost the war. There was no one reason why the South lost. It was a culmination of actions. Starting in the West, Davis found himself regretting many of his decisions that…



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Rebecca Graf

Writer for ten years, lover of education, and degrees in business, history, and English. Striving to become a Renassiance woman.