Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Monument Avenue Historic District Richmond
Significant name Armistead Burt House Abbeville
1808/06/03 Jefferson Davis is born in Fairview, Christian (now Todd) County, Kentucky Born Jefferson Davis Monument Fairview
1815/00/00 Jefferson Davis grew-up at Rosemont, Davis family home from 1810 to 1895 Home Rosemont Woodville
1831/00/00 Second Lt Jefferson Davis is assigned to the 1st Infantry Regiment at Fort Crawford, where he will meet Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of his commanding office Zachary Taylor. Life Fort Crawford Military Hospital Prairie du Chien
1834/12/16 Stationed at Fort Gibson, Jefferson Davis writes to his betrothed. Life Fort Gibson Fort Gibson Marriage of Sarah Knox Taylor and Jefferson Davis
1835/04/20 After a court-martial, Dragoon lieutenant Jefferson Davis resigns his commission via a letter to the War Department. Military Fort Gibson Fort Gibson
1835/06/17 Sarah Knox Taylor marries Jefferson Davis at Beechland, the home of the brides' widowed aunt, Elizabeth Taylor, near Louisville, Kentucky. Sarah's parents are unable to attend the wedding. Groom Marriage of Sarah Knox Taylor and Jefferson Davis
1835/06/30 Lieutenant Jefferson Davis resignation became effective June 30, 1835. Military Fort Gibson Fort Gibson
1860/00/00 While in Washington, Jefferson Davis atends services at the Church of the Epiphany. Faith Church of the Epiphany Washington, DC
1861/02/18 Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Confederate President Alabama State Capitol Montgomery, AL
1861/05/00 Harrison Mansion is used as the White House of the Confederacy from February 1861 until late May 1861 Home First White House of the Confederacy Montgomery, AL
1861/07/00 Confederate States of America use the United States Post Office and Custom House as offices for President Jefferson Davis and other executive staff, including the Confederate Treasury Department. CSA President Lewis F Powell Jr US Courthouse Richmond
1861/08/00 Crenshaw Mansion is used as the second White House of the Confederacy from August 1861 till April 1865. Home White House of the Confederacy Richmond
1862/00/00 Jefferson Davis is confirmed as a member of St Paul's Episcopal Faith St Paul's Episcopal Church Richmond
1864/10/05 While visiting the Chesnuts, Confederate President Jefferson Davis gives a speech from the front porch of the Cottage to an immense crowd of citizens. Visitor Chesnut Cottage Columbia
1865/04/02 During Sunday service, President Davis receives a message that General Lee is withdrawing from Petersburg and will no longer protect Richmond. Davis quietly leaves the church before the end of the service. Confederate President St Paul's Episcopal Church Richmond Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/02 During Sunday service, President Davis receives a message that General Lee is withdrawing from Petersburg and will no longer protect Richmond. Davis quietly leaves the church before the end of the service. Confederate President St Paul's Episcopal Church Richmond Fall of Richmond 1865
1865/04/02 President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate States of America government abandon Richmond and take an evening train to Danville, Virginia Confederate President White House of the Confederacy Richmond Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/04 Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs his last official proclamation Confederate President Danville Public Library Danville, VA Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/10 During dinner at Sutherlin House, Jefferson Davis is told of General Roberts E Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Davis and his cabinet soon leave Danville. Confederate President Danville Public Library Danville, VA Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/26 President Jefferson Davis, five members of his cabinet and their cavalry escort spend the night at Springfield Plantation Confederate President Springfield Plantation House Fort Mill Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/27 Davis calls a cabinet meeting on the lawn of the White House to elect a new Secretary of the Treasury, Trenholm had quit Confederate President William Elliott White House Fort Mill Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/27 Davis meets with his cabinet to plan their next move. Andrew Baxter Springs, owner of Springfield, recommends that the group should separate to avoid capture. Jefferson and his cabinet stay at Springfield for 2 or 3 days before continuing the retreat. Confederate President Springfield Plantation House Fort Mill Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/04/30 Jefferson Davis and his cabinet have lunch at Cross Keys Confederate President Cross Keys House Union Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/05/10 Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina, are arrested by Union troops Confederate President Jefferson Davis Capture Site Irwinville Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1865/05/10 Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina, are arrested by Union troops Confederate President Jefferson Davis Capture Site Irwinville End of the American Civil War
1865/05/22 Confederate President Davis is imprisoned at Ft Monroe, Virginia in casement No 2 Confederate President Fort Monroe Hampton Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet
1866/05/26 On the 3rd floor, Grand Jury of the United States District Court indicts JEFF DAVIS for high treason. The overt act was the raid in July last within DC, killing citizens and destroying property. CSA President Lewis F Powell Jr US Courthouse Richmond Battle of Fort Stevens
1867/00/00 Jefferson Davis returns to the courthouse in United States Post Office and Custom House for a hearing but is granted amnesty and never stands trial. CSA President Lewis F Powell Jr US Courthouse Richmond Battle of Fort Stevens
1877/00/00 Jefferson Davis begins renting a quiet retreat from Sarah Dorsey where he can write his books and papers. Home Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Biloxi
1880/00/00 Jefferson Davis inherits Beauvoir Home Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Biloxi
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