10 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis
On May 10, 1865, in the Confederacy’s dying days, a detachment of Union General James H. Wilson’s cavalry captured a fleeing Jefferson Davis outside the small village of Irwinville, Georgia.
10 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis
On May 10, 1865, in the Confederacy’s dying days, a detachment of Union General James H. Wilson’s cavalry captured a fleeing Jefferson Davis outside the small village of Irwinville, Georgia.
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