The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis: The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist
Louisiana State University Press
If you were planning a party in the 1850s, I would suggest you leave Mr. Henry S. Foote off the guest list—unless, of course, you want one of those parties that people talk about for years. Literally years. Foote is one of the strangest fire-eaters in the South. He was born in Virginia but made his mark as a Unionist politician in Mississippi, Texas, California, and Tennessee. Whether he was welcomed in any of these places or was eventually asked to leave, this is the story of this unusual man.
"The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis: The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss2/15