Alexander H. Stephens
As a prominent Georgia
politician, Alexander H. Stephens (1812-1883) opposed his state's decision to secede
from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. Nevertheless, he actively participated
in forming the Confederate government and ended up becoming the vice president of
the new Southern nation. (More
"Alexander H. Stephens." Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. Ed. Richard
Nelson Current. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Gale U.S. History In Context.
Web. 15 Nov. 2011.