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The Manassas Mauler

June 2024
1min read

Your historical “Celebrity Boxing” (“History Now,” August/September 2002) was cute, but you got Jefferson Davis all wrong. He would never have sent another to fight his battles. Whether it was against the nation’s “enemies” (Mexico), or in political contests (read about the Mississippi governor’s race with Henry S. Foote, in which debates frequently devolved into fistfights), Ol’ Jeff never ran from a scrap.

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