|Term of Office:||January 1, 1870 - December 31, 1873|
|Date of birth:||January 19, 1807|
|Date of death:||March 5, 1875|
|Place of birth:||Stratford, District of East Virginia|
Upon taking office, he sought to withdraw from the War. He sought - and received - a ceasefire from Georgia. The terms of the peace treaty were effectively status quo ante bellum.
The Civil War and the Southern War together destroyed the United States, effectively destroying the hope of American Unity for a century. Virginia began a slow slide into isolationism, sparked by shame over the blatant warmongering of the Southern War, while the Carolinas and, to a lesser extent, Georgia, were forever scarred by the War. The Carolinas soon fell to dictatorships, later legitimated as monarchies, while Georgia began a militaristic phase that left her with mastery of the Caribbean and some venturing into South and Central America.
Failing health lead him to decline to seek a second term.