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Former Confederate president is transported from Fort Monroe to Richmond to appear in federal court under a writ of habeas corpus.

Steamboat carrying former Confederate president Jefferson Davis arriving at Rockett's Landing near Richmond, Virginia, May 11, 1867, artist's impression, detail.
05/11/1867

After a long delay, Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy, was released from Fort Monroe, Virginia, under a writ of habeas corpus to attend federal district court under his indictment for treason of May 10, 1866 and an earlier charge handed down in Norfolk, Virginia the year before.  He was taken by steamboat from Fort Monroe under military escort and from Rockett's Landing was taken to Richmond.  He appeared in court two days later before Judge John C. Underwood and was released on $100,000 bail after two years of confinement.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

Armistead C. Gordon, Jefferson Davis (New York: Charles Scribner's, 1918), 267.