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|Another interesting thing to look at would be how Jefferson Davis used the same authority. The Confederate Constitution---Article 1, Section 9, Line 3--granted Davis the same power and the Confederate Congress did so in the winter session of 1863-64. However, the Confederate Congress went even further. They gave the same authority to the Secretary of War and the commanding general of the Trans-Mississippi Department. While everyone talks of Lincoln and habeas corpus, we never hear about Jefferson Davis and his actions in this regard.