Saturday, March 7, 2009

Richmond, Virginia: Jefferson Davis' Gravesite

The only President in the history of the Confederacy won't be forgotten any time soon, at least in Richmond.

Davis lived in Richmond for much of the Civil War, had to flee right at the end. He died in 1889, a bit of a sore loser about the War until the end of his life. Davis was first buried in New Orleans but was later moved to Richmond, where most of the town came out to see him laid to rest.

The Davis family has an impressive circle in Hollywood Cemetery, and Davis is described as "a martyr to principle" and "defender of the Constitution."

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