Historic Markers Across Georgia


Marker ID: WPA 11 J-5
Location: Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park/Irwinville
County: Irwin
Coordinates: N 31° 39.870    W 083° 23.153
  31.6645    -83.38588333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Irwinville Marker  


Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war at the close of the War Between the States. Richmond having fallen, the President of the Confederate States was seeking to reach remaining forces beyond the Mississippi. With his family and staff he made his last camp in a Georgia pine grove, May 9, 1865. At dawn May 10, the camp was surrounded by two detachments of Federal Cavalry. The camp in the grove is now Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park.