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  •  Interestingly, Stephens bailed on the Confederate (0+ / 0-)

    government and publicly decried the actions of the Jefferson Davis administration, basically hanging out in Atlanta and complaining about all aspects of Davis' Govt:

    Conscription (!!)
    Suspension of Habeas Corpus
    Impressment
    Taxation
    Military Strategy

    He also met with Lincoln in Feb. 1865 at Hampton Roads in an attempt to end the war. (Without authority to end it, apparently.)

    So, as Southerners go, he wasn't as bad as, say, Jefferson Davis.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:45:54 AM PDT

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