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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confinement of Jefferson Davis

 
 
Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker
Inscription. In this casemate Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, was confined, May 22-October 2, 1865. As his health suffered in the casemate, he was removed to Carroll Hall in the fortress, where he remained from October, 1865, until May, 1867, when he was released on bail. He was never brought to trial.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W 92.)
 
Location. 37° 0.142′ N, 76° 18.573′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the entrance to the Casemate Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring Dr. John J. Craven ( here, next to this marker); Lieutenant John Trout Greble ( here, next to this marker); John Mitchel ( a few steps from this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer ( a few steps from this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle ( a few steps from this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
Marker in Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Monroe
( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun ( a few steps from this marker); Lantaka ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis. The Trying Experience of the Ex-President at Fort Monroe Prevarication of General Miles. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker
The marker is on the outside of the casemate in Fort Monroe, near the entrance to the museum.
Jefferson Davis Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Jefferson Davis Casemate
Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America, was confined in this casemate on May 22, 1865 after being accused in plotting Lincoln's assassination. He was transferred on May 28 to Carroll Hall when his heath began to suffer.
Flag in Davis Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
5. Flag in Davis Casemate
One of the few things in Jefferson Davis' casemate was a United States flag.
Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
6. Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker
Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
7. Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker
Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
8. Confinement of Jefferson Davis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7, 8. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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