Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
President of the Confederate States of America
— 1861 – 1865 —
the Rights of States
Crescit occulto velut
arbor aevo fama
Right of Pedestal:
With constancy and courage unsurpassed, he sustained the heavy burden laid upon him by his people.
When their cause was lost, with dignity he met defeat, with fortitude he endured imprisonment and suffering, with entire devotion he kept the faith.
four years of
Glory ineffable these around their dear land wrapping,
wrapt around themselves the purple mantle of death.
Dying, they died not at all, but, from the grave and its shadows,
valor invincible lifts them glorified ever on high.
examples of heroism
methods of warfare
Flag of the South
most distant seas.
If to die nobly be ever the proudest glory of virtue, this of all men has fortune greatly granted to them; for, yearning with deep desire to clothe their country with freedom, now at the last they rest full of an ageless fame.
Location. 37° 33.502′ N, 77° 28.061′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Avenue and Davis Avenue, in the median on Monument Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inner Line of Defence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broad Street Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 509 North Mulberry Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Boulevard Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the monuments on “America’s Most Beautiful Boulevard.”
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Jefferson Davis. Civil War Biography webpage. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Jefferson Davis. Biography of Davis from 'The Men Behind the Myth: Who's Who Among Confederate Heroes' webpage. (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.