CSA Senator, Confederate Cabinet Secretary. He served on the Peace Commission, attempting to bring the North and South together before the Civil War. When the War began, he served as a Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864. He was then made a member of President Jefferson Davis' cabinet as Attorney General of the Confederacy from 1864 to 1865. As the War ended, he and other Confederate officials attempted to leave the country. But in Key West, Florida, but turned himself. He was held for eight months in Fort Hamilton prison before being pardoned in 1866. His obituary said that he was on of the most prominent lawyers of the State, famed for his oratory, and was universally beloved.
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Thomas Frederick Davis