Jefferson Davis is captured

Filed under:
Civil War Events
Event date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (This event repeats every year)
Location:
Irwinville, Georgia
Description:

Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, was captured when the Union Army caught up to him on May 10, 1865, in Irwinville, Georgia. He would spend 2 years in prison before being released without going to trial.