Heartland of the Confederacy
Civil War in Georgia
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Civil War in Georgia
"Family History Preserved"
University of Georgia archivisit Linda Aaron, with Mary Johnson and Sindney Fortson have preserved more than 100 Civil War letters that were donated by Johnson and Fortson.

Leaders Life Legacy

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis camp chest

The last Confederate Cabinet Meeting was held May 4, 1865. Confederate President Jefferson Davis assembled members of his cabinet in Washington and conducted the last official business of the Confederate government. A marker on the courthouse lawn describes this historic event.

An extensive collection of Civil War artifacts (see picture of his camp chest above) and documents found at the Washington Historical Museum (ca. 1835) focuses on life in this community and Jefferson Davis' flight from Richmond through this area.