The Rosemont Plantation website states this about Jefferson Davis: "mainly due to his leadership, the South fought a war for four years and nearly won. He began with no army, no navy, no industry, no money and no organized government against an enemy five-times in manpower".
Mrs. Napier, the White House Association Honorary Regent for Life says all we had was "cotton and courage." She has a wonderful way with words. About the war she says, "it was a necessary evolvement".
After Richmond fell and the Confederate army surrendered, Davis was captured and languished in prison for over two years. He pleaded for a trial but was not granted one, because the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court stated: "Do no let Davis take the stand...he will vindicate the Southern right of secession".