"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque

www.encyclopediadubuque.org

"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN




DAVIS, Jefferson

From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to: navigation, search
Jefferson Davis
DAVIS, Jefferson. (Fairview, KY, June 3, 1808-New Orleans, IA, Dec. 6, 1889). President of the Confederate States of America. In 1832 Davis, then a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was ordered to the LEAD mines of Dubuque to prevent whites from occupying land still belonging to Native Americans.

Davis again played a major role in Dubuque history when in 1852 as secretary of war he was convinced by Senator George Wallace JONES into making a third appropriation for work on the Dubuque ICE HARBOR.

After his capture at the end of the CIVIL WAR on May 10, 1865, Davis was led to prison by a guard of one hundred Union soldiers including George W. HEALEY of Dubuque.