Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889) was a young army lieutenant, a graduate of West Point, stationed at Ft. Crawford. It was Davis who escorted Black Hawk to St. Louis, by river, after his surrender in 1832 at Prairie du Chien. Davis later married Zachary Taylor's daughter, served as a U.S. Senator and was the U.S. Secretary of War under President Pierce before becoming the President of the Confederacy in 1861 during the Civil War.