Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Jefferson Davis' Flight

Marker ID: SCHM 46-11
Location: 8 Congress Street, York
County: York
Coordinates: N 34° 59.607    W 081° 14.54
  34.99345    -81.24233333
Style: Free Standing **


Davis, president of the Confederacy, spent the night of April 27, 1865, in the home of Dr. James Rufus Bratton, which was located on this site. Davis, in danger of capture and arrest by Federal troops, was attempting to reach some remnant of the Confederate Army in the South or West with which he could find protection and continue the war.

Erected by York County Historical Commission - 1977


Two sided - Bratton House Site

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