Secrets of the Civil War: From Camels to ConfederacyMar 15, 2023
On today’s episode in our series, Secrets of the Civil War, we talk about Jefferson Davis, the man who became the president of the states that tried to secede. And it may come as a surprise to you that Jefferson Davis did have some successful ideas, particularly when it came to importing desert camels into the American West. His successes may have been more surprising to his second wife, the Northern-born Varina, than to anyone else.
Hosted by: Sharon McMahon
Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder
Written and researched by: Heather Jackson, Valerie Hoback, Amy Watkin, and Mandy Reid
Links to Full Episode:
- Jefferson Davis & Varina Howell Wedding Photo 1845
- U.S Camel Corps
- Richmond at the time of the Bread Riot
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