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. . . MEMORIALS & MONUMENTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Monument to Jefferson Davis
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

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The first and only President of the Confederate States of America is commemorated with this monument near the northern edge of Richmond's outer defenses during the Civil War. Beginning in 1845, Davis represented Mississippi in the U.S. House of Representatives and, later, Senate. A veteran of the Mexican War, he also served as the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce between stints in the Senate.

When his efforts to keep the Southern states in the Union failed, he withdrew from the Senate and was elected President of the Confederacy in 1861. After fleeing from Richmond in 1865, he was captured in Georgia and imprisoned until 1867. He died in 1889 at the age of 81.

Sculptor Edward V. Valentine and architect William C. Noland, both from Richmond, collaborated on this elaborate monument. Behind the Davis statue stands a sixty-foot Doric column topped by a statue of the Vidicatrix -- the robed female representing the spirit of the South. The columns in the semicircle behind these statues represent the 11 Confederate states and the two others that sent delegate to the Confederate Congress. Following a week-long celebration, the dedication occurred on June 3, 1907, which would have been Davis' 99th birthday.

Text © 2000 Terry White, Drawing © 2000 Bill Harrah

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Confederate Monument    Jefferson Davis Monument    Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson    Jefferson Memorial    Kennedy Gravesite    Robert E. Lee Monument    Lincoln Memorial    The Manassas National Battlefield Park    The Marine Corps War Memorial    Richard Rowland Kirkland Memorial    J.E.B. Stuart Monument    Tomb of the Unknowns    The Washington Monument    Women in Military Service For America Memorial

Alabama State Memorial    Friend to Friend Memorial    George Gordon Meade Equestrian Statue   High Water Mark Memorial    Irish Brigade Monument    Louisiana State Memorial    Maryland State Memorial   Mississippi State Memorial    New York State Memorial    44th New York Infantry Monument    North Carolina State Memorial    Peace Light Memorial    The Pennsylvania Monument    Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial    Soldiers National Monument    Virginia State Memorial   

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