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Fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis arrives with his cabinet and family in Washington, Georgia

Jefferson Finis Davis, engraved portrait, 1861, detail
05/05/1865
Jefferson Davis and his remaining cabinet officers, essentially now fugitives, arrived at Washington, Georgia. Davis's wife and children were also in the group.  Here the party fractured, with most of the cabinet dispersing.  Davis and his family moved on towards the Gulf of Mexico and were captured south of Macon, Georgia on the morning of May 11, 1865 by elements of federal cavalry detailed to find and arrest them.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT: T. Belnap, 1874), 577-578.

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