Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jefferson Davis” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...e ways of 1861.
Like Scott and Lee, Thomas was a Virginian; but, again, there are Virginians and Virginians.
Thomas was not a Lee. When, in 1855, the second United States cavalry was organized, Jefferson Davis being Secretary of War, Captain Thomas, as he then was and in his thirty-ninth year, was appointed its junior major.
Between that time and April, 1861, fifty-one officers are said to have borne com...
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