Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Jefferson Davis's Flight (Reverse)



Marker ID: Abbeville County Historical Society 1-7
Location: 306 North Main Street, Abbeville, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 10.832    W 082° 22.898
  34.180533    -82.381633
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Here, at the home of Colonel Burt, President Jefferson Davis held the last Confederate Council of War on May 2, 1865. He met with Secretary of War Breckenridge, Gen. Braxton Bragg, and 5 brigade generals; all agreed the only hope was for Davis to elude nearby U.S. cavalry and escape west. Though Davis passed safely through South Carolina, he was seized in Georgia on May 10th.

Erected by Abbeville County Historic Preservation Commission-1979


Notes:

Two sided marker Burt-Stark House

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