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The Dissolution of the Confederate Government

 
 
The Dissolution of the Confederate Government Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jonathan Newell, August 5, 2006
1. The Dissolution of the Confederate Government Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the old Georgia State Bank building in which Pres. Davis held the last official cabinet meeting of the Confederacy May 4, 1865.

Present
President Jefferson Davis Post. M. Gen. John H. Reagan Sec. of Navy Stephen R. Mallory Sec. of War John C. Breckenridge Act. Sec. of Treas. M.H. Clark Adj. Gen. Samuel Cooper Nav. Purch. Agt. C.E. Thorburn Mil. Adv. Braxton Bragg Com. Gen. I.M. St. John Q.M. Gen. A.R. Lawton Prvt. Sec. Burton N. Harrison Aide-de-camp Col. J.T. Wood Aide-de-camp Col. Lubbock, Ex. Gov. Texas Aide-de-camp Col. Wm. P. Johnston

At this meeting the Confederate Government was dissolved, the last official papers were signed, the residue of coin and bullion brought from Richmond was disposed of by order of Pres. Davis, and both civil and military officials separated to make their escape.
 
Erected 1938 by Last Cabinet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.279′ N, 82° 44.352′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on North Spring Street,
Dissolution of the Confederate Government marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Dissolution of the Confederate Government marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Court Street, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Cabinet Meeting of the C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); Bolton Factory (a few steps from this marker); Wilkes County (a few steps from this marker); Washington-Wilkes Vietnam Monument (a few steps from this marker); Woodmen of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Wilkes County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dissolution of the Confederate Government<br>Center Behind the Flag Pole image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Dissolution of the Confederate Government
Center Behind the Flag Pole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Jonathan Newell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Jonathan Newell of Taylors, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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