"Gamecock of the South"

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"Gamecock of the South" This is another nickname for Jefferson Davis. This one was when he served in the U.S. Senate and as Secretary of War before becoming the Confederacy's President.

From The Language of the Civil War by John D. Wright page 123.

Sometimes the nicknames of people at this time are not complimentary but it is what people called them.
 
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