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Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail

Old Dan Tucker's Grave

Granite Veterans Monument

Hester's Ferry

Chennault House

Washington Square



Ogeechee Shoals


Griffin's Pond

Washington County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse - On May 6, 1865, as Jefferson Davis and his escort were riding south through Washington County, they stopped long enough for two of his government’s remaining officials to conduct the last act of the Confederate treasury.

GPS: 32.9834, -82.8114

Tennille Station

Tennille Station - Union Major General William T. Sherman and part of his army moved through Tennille on November 27, 1864 during their “March to the Sea.” Less than six months later, on May 6, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his escort hurriedly rode south through the same area.

GPS: 32.9360, -82.8123

Ball's Ferry/East Bank


Oconee River Crossing

Laurens County Courthouse

Parkerson Church/Overnight Camp

Old Abbeville Road

Wilcox County Courthouse

Evergreen Cemetery

Women's Relief Corps

The 4th Michigan Closes In

Fitzgerald's Founding


May 11, 1865 Campsite

Federal Pursuit

Sandy Run

Route of the Fallen President

Lanier House (Hotel)

The Bear's Den

Cowles-Bond House

Cowles-Bond House - Known today as the Woodruff House, this impressive Greek Revival mansion overlooks downtown Macon. It was used by Union Major General James H. Wilson as his headquarters for more than two months after his cavalry captured Macon in April 1865.

GPS: 32.8419, -83.6341

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