What happened to Jefferson Davis? He became a prisoner of the U S government. When it was known that he had no connection to Lincoln's assassination,was transported to much better quarters.On May 13, 1867, he was released into civilian custody on $100,000 bail. The editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and several other prominent Northerners paid the bail. He moved to Beauvoir near Biloxi, MS.On December 6, 1889, he passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana. American Presidents, Civil Wars, Confederacy Jefferson, Biloxi Mississippi, C 1885 Presidents, Beauvoir, Biloxi History, Confederate States, Jefferson Davis
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Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history. Davis was born in Kentucky to Samuel and Jane (Cook) Davis. After attending Transylvania University, Davis graduated from West Point . He served as the United States Secretary of War under Democratic President Franklin Pierce.
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States (Confederacy) during the Civil War. White House of Confederacy was in Richmond, Virginia.
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Davis faced a difficult task in organizing a Confederate war effort. The Confederate states had seceded on grounds of maintaining states' rights. But to fight the Union, Davis had to exercise fundamentally federal powers to unite Southern states, tactics which displeased his fellow Confederates.
Jefferson Davis ~ Antebellum
A portrait of the only President of the Confederate States of America . . . Mr. Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis was born on this day (June 3rd) in the year 1808.
The only president of the "Confederate States of America"......Jefferson Davis. This is grave in the Hollywood