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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jefferson Davis Monument Association holds the First celebration of the day of memory. (search)
a committee of one to attend to that important detail. Mrs. Varina Jefferson Davis is an honorary member of the chapter. The programme wuld not attempt, on this ninety-third anniversary of the birth of Mr. Davis, to give even a brief outline of a life and character which are sat and noble leader. Mr. McCaleb said that the first time he saw Mr. Davis was when the speaker was a mere child. Mr. Davis was returning fMr. Davis was returning from the sanguinary fields of Mexico crowned with honors. The people of his adopted State had turned out en masse to welcome him. The boys the. Mr. Mc-Caleb said, we hurried to Charlotte, N. C. There Mr. Davis sent for me, and told me that the Confederate cabinet was about tr south as Washington, Ga. In that distinguished cavalcade was President Davis himself, General John C. Breckenridge, Secretary of War; Hon. etary, and Colonel John Taylor Wood. It was on this journey that Mr. Davis heard of the asssassination of President Lincoln. He denounced t