It’s time to celebrate dear old dad again. Another Father’s Day is here, as the recent deluge of power tool and men’s tie advertisements reminded us.

This year, I’m reminded of the two dads who led the two sides in the Civil War. Much has been written about how the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis began with a lot in common. Both were born in Kentucky just eight months and 125 miles apart. Then the Lincolns moved north, the Davises moved south and the rest, as they say, is history.

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