Jefferson Davis in National Statuary Hall

The following is a list of the memorials to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America.

Sculpture

Memphis Park
Memphis Park
Monument Avenue, Richmond
Monument Avenue, Richmond
Bust of Davis at Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park

Schools

Inhabited places

Stamps

five cent 1861 issue
five cent 1862 issue
ten cent 1863 issue
Jefferson Davis postage stamps
J. Davis on Stone Mountain 1970 issue
J. Davis on Stone Mountain 1970 issue

Davis appeared on several postage stamps issued by the Confederacy, including its first postage stamp (issued in 1861). In 1995, his portrait appeared on a United States postage stamp, part of a series of 20 stamps commemorating the 130th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.[28][29] Davis was also celebrated on the six-cent Stone Mountain Memorial Carving commemorative on September 19, 1970, at Stone Mountain, Georgia. The stamp portrayed Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on horseback. It depicts a replica of the actual memorial, carved into the side of Stone Mountain at 400 feet (120 m) above ground level, the largest high-relief sculpture in the world.[30]

Holidays

The birthday of Jefferson Davis is commemorated in several states. His actual birthday, June 3, is celebrated in Florida,[31] Kentucky,[32] Louisiana[33] and Tennessee;[34] in Alabama, it is celebrated on the first Monday in June.[35] In Mississippi, the last Monday of May (Memorial Day) is celebrated as "National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis's Birthday".[36] In Texas, "Confederate Heroes Day" is celebrated on January 19, Robert E. Lee's birthday;[34] Jefferson Davis's birthday had been officially celebrated on June 3 but was combined with Lee's in 1973.[37]

Miscellaneous

Jefferson Davis grave at the Hollywood Cemetery
Jefferson Davis grave at the Hollywood Cemetery
Memorial of Jefferson Davis's final speech.
Memorial of Jefferson Davis's final speech.

Controversy

In response to lobbying by activists for the removal of statues and memorials honoring the Confederacy, some of Jefferson's have been taken down based both on his support for slavery as well as his support for secession.[65] Some have argued that these removals devalue his other accomplishments.[66][67][failed verification]

See also

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