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The Fan District in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America

 

— 1861 – 1865 —

 
Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Jefferson Davis Marker
The Latin motto “crescit occulto velut arbor aevo fama” translates to “may it grow as a tree through the ages”.
Inscription.  
Jefferson Davis
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Exponent of
Constitutional Principles

Defender of
the Rights of States
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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.

Left Marker:
The Army
of
the
Confederate
States
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From
Sumter
to
Appomattox
four years of
unflinching struggle
against
overwhelming odds
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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.

Right Marker:
The Navy
of
the
Confederate
States
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Giving new
examples of heroism
Teaching new
methods of warfare
It carried
the
Flag of the South
to
Right Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Right Side of Marker
The monument to Jefferson Davis stands in the center of Richmond's Monument Avenue.
the
most distant seas.
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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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 33.502′ N, 77° 28.061′ W. Marker is in the The Fan District 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. 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); The Boulevard Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Fan District.
 
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 . . .
The Army of the Confederate States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. The Army of the Confederate States Marker

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.) 

3. Protesters topple statue of Jefferson Davis... The statue was knocked to the street and then removed on June 12, 2020. (Submitted on June 12, 2020.) 
 
The Navy of the Confederate States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
4. The Navy of the Confederate States Marker
Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
5. Jefferson Davis Monument
Closeup of Jefferson Davis image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
6. Closeup of Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis Memorial, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Co.
7. Jefferson Davis Memorial, Richmond, Va.
Unveiled June 3rd 1907. Designed by Edward V. Valentine and William C. Noland. VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,725 times since then and 114 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.
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