• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

President Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis won lasting fame as President of the Confederate States of America. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy and a veteran of the Mexican War where he earned the rank of Colonel. Davis then served terms as a United States Senator and was Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce.

 
Jefferson Davis Statue Plaque
Jefferson Davis Statue Plaque
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When Mississippi seceded from the Union, Davis returned to his plantation a few miles south of Vicksburg. While at his plantation he received news that he was elected President of the Confederacy. After the war, he returned to Mississippi and lived the rest of his life at Beauvior on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis Bronze Statue
Confederate President Jefferson Davis Bronze Statue
NPS Photo
 
President Jefferson Davis Bronze Statue - Kentucky Monument
President Jefferson Davis Bronze Statue - Kentucky Monument
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