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LOG IN. The Papers of Jefferson Davis: In this Book. Additional Information. Table of Contents. Cover Download Save. Title Page, Copyright pp. Introduction pp. Acknowledgments pp. Editorial Staff pp. Editorial Method pp. Editorial Symbols and Abbreviations pp. Jefferson Davis, Jr. He became a victim of the yellow fever epidemic, dying in Memphis on October 16, About that time, Derby wrote Davis, likely relating to his memoir. Davis responded with this letter, which Derby published in his magnum opus in The Maj. Walthall mentioned was William T.

Walthall, a former Confederate officer who was assisting Davis with his memoir by helping obtain information from primary sources, such as the National Archives. Autograph letter signed , two pages, Beauvoir, Harrison Co. Waltham has returned under summons to a sick family. His oldest daughter and two youngest sons are prostrated by the terrible scourge which has devastated our towns and is spreading through the country.

Isolation, which has heretofore given security, no longer affords safety from infections. Creole children and full blooded negroes who were generally exempt from yellow fever have been in no wise spared by this pestilence. I have not seen Mr. Constitution, and predicted that the United States would emerge as a great world power. That fort gave its name to the surrounding Davis Mountains range, and the town of Fort Davis.

The surrounding area was designated Jeff Davis County in , with the town of Fort Davis as the county seat. Jefferson Davis Hospital began operations in and was the first centralized municipal hospital to treat indigent patients in Houston , Texas. Numerous memorials to Jefferson Davis were created.

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In , the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway , a transcontinental highway to be built through the South. Davis appeared on several postage stamps issued by the Confederacy , including its first postage stamp issued in In , his portrait appeared on a United States postage stamp, part of a series of 20 stamps commemorating the th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

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The stamp portrayed Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. For some years, the white-columned Biloxi mansion that was Davis's final home had served as a Confederate Veterans Home. The house and library were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in ; the house reopened in Since the early s, it has published 13 volumes, the first in and the most recent in ; two more volumes are planned. The project has roughly , documents in its archives. The birthday of Jefferson Davis is commemorated in several states.

His actual birthday, June 3, is celebrated in Florida, [] Kentucky, [] Louisiana [] and Tennessee ; [] in Alabama, it is celebrated on the first Monday in June. Lee; [] Jefferson Davis's birthday had been officially celebrated on June 3 but was combined with Lee's birthday in Robert E. Lee's United States citizenship was posthumously restored in Davis had been specifically excluded from earlier resolutions restoring rights to other Confederate officials, and a movement arose to restore Davis's citizenship as well.


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