Ala. Holiday Recognizes the Birthday of Jefferson Davis

State offices and courthouses are closed today for the Alabama state holiday recognizing the birthday of Jefferson Davis.

Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America. The state holiday for Davis is listed in the Alabama code. Davis had a distinguished military career and served in the U.S House, Senate and as a U.S Secretary of War before secession.

He was indicted for treason after the Civil War, but was released after two years without a trial.

Alabama has two other state holidays that acknowledge the state's confederate history, including general Robert E. Lee's birthday in January and confederate Memorial Day in April.

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