Jeff. Davis Caused It
Confederate States of America
The Walla Walla Statesman indicates that it was former C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis' stubborn insistence on full independence that made the terms of surrender particularly stringent.
The Walla Walla Statesman reports on rumors that former C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis caused the terms of surrender to be more punitive. The Statesman editor has, at times, called for Davis to be tried for treason, although he has also expressed considerable sympathy for the former seceded states.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 33, p. 2, col. A
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