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Famous Gravesites and Epitaphs Confederate Jefferson Davis

About the final resting place of Confederate President Jefferson Davis including location, gravestone description and epitaph.

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JEFFERSON DAVIS, president of the Southern Confederacy, 1808-1889

Where Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La. (1889-1893).

Gravestone: Life-size statue of Davis on large rectangular stone base.

Epitaph: "An American Soldier and Defender of the Constitution. Faithful to all trusts, a martyr to principle. He lived and died the most consistent of American Soldiers and Statesmen."

Footstone: "At Rest Deo Vendice."

Amen: Reburied in 1893, in Jefferson Davis Circle, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

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