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Jeffereson Davis's Reburial in Richmond

Jefferson Davis's Coffin

A horse-drawn carriage transports the casket of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, through the streets of Richmond on May 31, 1893. Confederate veterans walk alongside the coffin to honor him. Davis died in Louisiana in December 1893 and was buried there. But at the behest of his widow, Varina Davis, his body was reinterred four years later at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, which served as the capital of the Confederacy.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: May 31, 1893

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Cook Collection, The Valentine

Jefferson Davis's Funeral Cortege

On May 31, 1893, a large crowd in Richmond watches the funeral cortege accompanying the body of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America. Davis died in Louisiana in December 1893 and was buried there. But at the behest of his widow, Varina Davis, his body was reinterred four years later at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, the former Confederate capital.

Original Author: Scrivenor & Lee

Created: May 31, 1893

Medium: Cabinet card photograph

Courtesy of The Valentine

Jefferson Davis's Gravesite in Richmond

On May 31, 1893, Confederate veterans and other mourners pose behind the grave of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. The former president of the Confederate States of America, Davis was reinterred in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, four years after he died and was buried in Louisiana. At the request of his widow, Varina Davis, his remains were removed with great ceremony and brought to Richmond. Flowers, crosses, and Confederate flags decorate the gravesite. This photograph was taken by Campbell & Company, a firm located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Original Author: Campbell & Co.

Created: May 31, 1893

Medium: Cabinet card photograph

Courtesy of The Valentine

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  • Jefferson Davis's Coffin

    A horse-drawn carriage transports the casket of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, through the streets of Richmond on May 31, 1893. Confederate veterans walk alongside the coffin to honor him. Davis died in Louisiana in December 1893 and was buried there. But at the behest of his widow, Varina Davis, his body was reinterred four years later at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, which served as the capital of the Confederacy.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: May 31, 1893

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Cook Collection, The Valentine

  • Jefferson Davis's Funeral Cortege

    On May 31, 1893, a large crowd in Richmond watches the funeral cortege accompanying the body of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America. Davis died in Louisiana in December 1893 and was buried there. But at the behest of his widow, Varina Davis, his body was reinterred four years later at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, the former Confederate capital.

    Original Author: Scrivenor & Lee

    Created: May 31, 1893

    Medium: Cabinet card photograph

    Courtesy of The Valentine

  • Jefferson Davis's Gravesite in Richmond

    On May 31, 1893, Confederate veterans and other mourners pose behind the grave of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. The former president of the Confederate States of America, Davis was reinterred in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, four years after he died and was buried in Louisiana. At the request of his widow, Varina Davis, his remains were removed with great ceremony and brought to Richmond. Flowers, crosses, and Confederate flags decorate the gravesite. This photograph was taken by Campbell & Company, a firm located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

    Original Author: Campbell & Co.

    Created: May 31, 1893

    Medium: Cabinet card photograph

    Courtesy of The Valentine