Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jefferson Davis” in chapter 1.50, section c.1.50.43, page 176 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...was the last surviving brigade chaplain of the Confederate Army, he having been chaplain of Mahone's Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia, and a close personal friend of General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis .
Father O'Keefe made himself famous throughout the South by his work during the outbreak of yellow fever at Norfolk and Portsmouth in 1855, and in 1869 won the red ribbon of the Legion of Honor b...
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