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Philip D. Dillard

Philip D. Dillard is professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Prior to entering academe, he served as an infantry officer in the United States Army including assignments in Europe, Panama, the Middle East, and teaching at West Point.

Books by Philip D. Dillard

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Jefferson Davis’s Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves
By author: Philip D. Dillard
Product Code: H928
ISBN: 9780881466058
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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Jefferson Davis faced the greatest crisis of his Confederate presidency in the fall of 1864. Stunning Union victories and thinning army ranks forced Davis to decide whether independence or slavery was most important. In November, Davis called on Congress to reconsider the role of the slave in the Southern war effort. His goal was not simply to find more men for Lee’s army but rather to create a new Confederate identity based in the experience of war rather than in the shadows of the Old South. inal campaign by convincing many Southerners that the Confederate nation was more important than the institution of slavery.