Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865 / Last Confederate Cabinet Meeting, April 27, 1865

Marker ID: SCHM 46-4
Location: SC 160, near W city limits, Fort Mill
County: York
Coordinates: N 35° 0.963    W 080° 57.072
  35.01605    -80.9512
Style: Free Standing **


Jefferson Davis´s Flight South, April 26-27, 1865

Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, making their way south from Richmond, Va. with a cavalry escort, stopped at Fort Mill on April 26, 1865. Davis spent the night at Springfield, the home of Col. Andrew Baxter Springs, about 3.5 mi. N; others stayed here at the home of Col. William Elliott White.

Confederate Cabinet Meeting, April 27, 1865

On the morning of April 27, 1865, Davis´s Cabinet met here on the lawn to discuss the resignation of Secretary of the Treasury George A. Trenholm, appointing Postmaster General John H. Reagan to succeed him. The group, hoping to join the few Confederates still in the field, left for Yorkville later that day.

White Homestead 2005
, replacing a marker erected by Captain Elliott White Springs on 11 March 1940.


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