Portrait of Jefferson Davis
On this date in 1865 the Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis was wearing his wife’s black shawl at the time of his arrest. The History Channel Page-a-Day Calendar said that he said he was ill and was using the frock for warmth. Union forces suspected that he was attempting to disguise himself as a woman.
I’m surprised some of those horny Union soldiers didn’t really think Davis was a woman and tried to do a cavity search. Wow, talk about a Rebel Yell!