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The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998 image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 11 J-5 — Irwinville
Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war at the close of the War Between the States. Richmond having fallen, the President of the Confederate States was seeking to reach remaining forces beyond the Mississippi. With his family and staff he made . . . — Map (db m10566) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — Jefferson Davis
(front): Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865 (reverse): On this spot May 10, 1865 President Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war by Federal troops Erected by the State of Georgia . . . — Map (db m10568) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077-5 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Soon thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute to the . . . — Map (db m10569) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077- 6 — Jefferson Davis
Late on May 8, the night before his arrival at this site, Mr. Davis and his party had camped in Abbeville (26 miles NE), unaware that pursuit was close behind. Their pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (US), Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, had learned in . . . — Map (db m40151) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077-4 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
On the night of May 9, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him, reached the site of the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (1 mile north) and . . . — Map (db m40345) HM

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