RARE 1861 Jefferson Davis Confederate States Electoral Ticket. The ticket is for Virginia and illustrates Jefferson Davis for President, and Alexander Stephens for Vice President, a representative for the state at large and some local districts. The 1861 Confederate States presidential election of November 6, 1861, was the only presidential election held under the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
Jefferson Davis, who had been elected president and Alexander H. Stephens, who had been elected vice president, under the Provisional Constitution, were elected to six-year terms that would have lasted from February 22, 1862, until February 22, 1868. However, the terms expired on May 5, 1865, instead when the Confederate government dissolved, with Davis and Stephens both leaving office without successors.A great addition to any Civil War collection.