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Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail

Old Dan Tucker's Grave




Granite Veterans Monument




Hester's Ferry




Chennault House




Washington Square




Raytown




Warrenton




Ogeechee Shoals




Warthen




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




Blackshear's




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




Irwinville




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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