Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Memorializing this Day on the Anniversary of the Death of President Jefferson Davis
Today breaks dreary in Prattville Alabama as a cold front slowly moves across the river region. Drizzly rain and low clouds make it appear gloomy. And today marks a somber anniversary of the death of President Jefferson Davis, the only President of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans on Dec 6th, 1889 at the age of 81. Jefferson Davis was also an accomplished military man and statesman having graduated from West Point and served in the U.S. Army as a decorated officer and combat veteran and also was an elected Senator in the U.S.Congress as well as Secratary of War under Pres. Franklin Pierce. Jefferson Davis sacrificed much leading the Confederacy thru it's birth and tumultuous existence and was imprisoned by the U.S. government following the War for Southern Independence. His funeral was one of the largest ever in the South with a procession from New Orleans to Richmond. The moument in Fairview KY, his birthplace and his Presidential Library and museum at Beauvoir in Biloxi MS, his final home, are just some of the tributes to President Jefferson Davis and his life's incredible accomplishments.