Jefferson Davis Died Here.

Jefferson Davis Died Here

Field review by the editors.

New Orleans, Louisiana

An upright granite slab stands in front of a columned, plantation-style house, between the sidewalk and street. The side facing the street is inscribed with the resume of Jefferson Davis, the "First and Only President of the Confederate States of America" (and includes his stint as a post-war prisoner). The side facing the house notes that this is where Davis died on December 6, 1889, a "Christian chieftain" and "truly great American."

Presidents rarely have their death sites memorialized (with an occasional exception) but Davis was the only one of his kind, so he got a slab. It didn't arrive until 1930, over 40 years after he was dead.

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Jefferson Davis Died Here

Address:
1134 First St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
On the west side of First St. just south of Camp St.
Admission:
Free
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