Pursuit of Jefferson Davis

Pursuit of Jefferson Davis (HMQRI)

Location: Smithville, GA 31787 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 54.001', W 84° 15.152'

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Early in May, 1865, Federal cavalry under command of Col. R. H. G. Minty, U.S.A., passed through Smithville in pursuit of Jefferson Davis. They camped for one night near this spot, moved west to Cuthbert, then to Eufaula, Ala., south to Fort Gaines, Ga., back to Cuthbert, then again to Smithville, and on to Americus. President Johnson, in a proclamation May 2, 1865, offered a reward of $100,000 for the capture of Jefferson Davis. Hoping to obtain this reward, Federal troops spread out over most of this State. Davis was finally captured May 10, 1865, near Irwinville.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number088-5
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 759838 N 3532647
Decimal Degrees31.90001667, -84.25253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 54.001', W 84° 15.152'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 54' 0.06" N, 84° 15' 9.12" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115-119 Long Dr, Smithville GA 31787, US
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