He's best remembered now as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, but before Fort Sumter, Jefferson Davis served as an Army officer in the Mexican War, a congressman and U.S. senator, and as Franklin Pierce's Secretary of War. Rare photos, location footage, and interviews with scholars help tell the full story of one of American history's least-known figures. 3 3/4 hrs. on three discs. Soundtrack: English.