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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Memorialization of Jefferson Davis

 
 
Memorialization of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Memorialization of Jefferson Davis Marker
Inscription.
On site of old Harrison County Court House
where at age 80 he made this famed speech

— To the —
young men of Mississippi which stands
out as this great American's crowning service
to the United States through its far-reaching
admonitions and this memorable closing appeal-

"To lay aside all rancor all bitter sectional
feeling and take your places in ranks of those
who will bring about a consummation devoutly
wished for - reunited country."

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 30° 22.809′ N, 89° 2.647′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road and 16th Street, on the right when traveling south on Courthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Courthouse Road, Gulfport MS 39507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi City Courthouse (here, next to this marker); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); Handsboro (approx. 1.5 miles away); Handsboro Presbyterian Church
Memorialization of Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Memorialization of Jefferson Davis Monument
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Gulf Coast Military Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gulf Coast College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kellier-Sternberg House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Magnolia Route (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Regarding Memorialization of Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis' last speech in 1888 (he died a year later), to the Southern youth. No longer a U.S. citizen, here is more of that speech:

"Mr. Chairmen and Fellow Citizens: "Ah, pardon me, the laws of the United States no longer permit me to designate you as fellow citizens, but I am thankful that I may address you as friends. I feel no regret that I stand before you this afternoon a man without a country, for my ambition lies buried in the grave of the Confederacy. There has been consigned not only my ambition, but the dogmas upon which that Government was based. The faces I see before me are those of young men; had I not known this I would not have appeared before you. Men in whose hands the destinies of the South land lie, for love of her I break my silence, to let it bury its dead, its hopes and aspirations ; before
Replica Courthouse with marker in background image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. Replica Courthouse with marker in background
you lies the future - a future full of golden promise; a future of expanding national glory, before which all of the world shall stand amazed. Let me beseech you to lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling, and to make your places in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wished - a reunited country"

 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Jefferson Davis image. Click for full size.
By Mathew Brady - Public Domain
4. Jefferson Davis
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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