Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stephens for V.P.

  CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ga. - The Confederacy had a vice president, too.
  That's what I learned during a visit to Alexander H. Stephens State Historical Park and a tour of his home here.
  You know about Jefferson Davis, but do you know anything about Stephens? I didn't.
  I learned that he was a very successful lawyer, was elected a U.S. congressman, was imprisoned for a few months after the Civil War, and went on to be a U.S. senator and then governor of Georgia, which is the position he held when he died in 1883 at age 71. This statue is in front of the home, where he was buried next to his half-brother.

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