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Monument to Jefferson Davis
This monument marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was captured in Irwinville, Georgia

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Jefferson Davis Was Captured
May 10, 1865

Davis recounted his capture in his book, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. He was accused of treason and of planning the assassination of President Lincoln. Davis was taken to Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he was treated harshly. Although he was accused of high crimes, he was never brought to trial. After two years in prison, he was released and lived out the rest of his life in relative peace.
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