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Men who helped president Davis guide the ship of state: vice-president Stephens and members of the Confederate cabinet.

The members of the Cabinet were chosen not from intimate friends of the President, but from the men preferred by the States they represented. There was no Secretary of the Interior in the Confederate Cabinet.

Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, has been called the brain of the Confederacy. President Davis wished to appoint the Honorable Robert Barnwell, Secretary of State, but Mr. Barnwell declined the honor.

James A. Seddon Secretary of War.

Christopher G. Memminger Secretary of the Treasury.

Stephen R. Mallory Secretary of the Navy.

John H. Reagan, Postmaster-General.

Alexander H. Stephens vice-president.

Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State.

George Davis, Attorney-General.


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