Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865

Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865 (HM1EPD)

Location: Fort Mill, SC 29715 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.963', W 80° 57.072'

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Last Confederate Cabinet Meeting, April 27, 1865

Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, making their way south from Richmond, Va. with a cavalry escort, stopped at Fort Mill on April 26, 1865. Davis spent the night at Springfield, the home of Col. Andrew Baxter Springs, about 3.5 mi. N; others stayed here at the home of Col. William Elliott White.

On the morning of April 27, 1865, Davis's Cabinet met here on the lawn to discuss the resignation of Secretary of the Treasury George A. Trenholm, appointing Postmaster General John H. Reagan to succeed him. The group, hoping to join the few Confederates still in the field, left for Yorkville later that day.
Marker Number46-4
Year Placed2005
Placed ByWhite Homestead, replacing a marker erected by Captain Elliott White Springs on 11 March 1940
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 504452 N 3874824
Decimal Degrees35.01605000, -80.95120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.963', W 80° 57.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 57.78" N, 80° 57' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)803, 704
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14-1066 Horse Rd, Fort Mill SC 29715, US
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