Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site | Fitzgerald, Georgia
Fitzgerald GA 31750
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A monument marks the spot where Union troops captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis on May 4, 1865, en route to unite rebel troops. The historic site also features a Civil War museum and a 13-acre wooded park.
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Fitzgerald: Remembering to Forget the Civil War.
Unique in all of America, the City of Fitzgerald was founded as a place of reconciliation between veterans of the Civil War, Union and Confederate. Indianapolis lawyer and newspaper publisher Philander H. Fitzgerald, a former drummer boy in the Union Army, worked with Georgia state government, including then Governor William J. Northern, to select a site on the Ocmulgee River and "Georgia's Colony City” was born.
A captive Jefferson Davis spent a night in Houston County on his way to prison at Fort Monroe.
Fighting when Jefferson Davis was captured resulted in the haunting of the site, now a historical park.