Burt-Stark House / Jefferson Davis's Flight

Burt-Stark House / Jefferson Davis's Flight (HM6SP)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.833', W 82° 22.898'

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Burt-Stark House
When Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, left Richmond after its fall in April 1865, he traveled south, trying to reach and rally the remnants of his army. On May 2, he spent the night at the home of Col. Armistead Burt. In 1971, Burt's grand-niece Mary Stark Davis gave this historic house and all its furnishings to Abbeville's Historic Preservation Commission.

Jefferson Davis's Flight
Here, at the home of Colonel Burt, President Jefferson Davis held the last Confederate Council of War on May 2, 1865. He met with Secretary of War Breckenridge, Gen. Braxton Bragg, and 5 brigade generals; all agreed the only hope was for Davis to elude nearby U.S. cavalry and escape west. Though Davis passed safely through South Carolina, he was seized in Georgia on May 10th.
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HM NumberHM6SP
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the South Carolina: Abbeville Historical Sites Tour series.
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Marker Number1-7
Year Placed1979
Placed ByAbbeville County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372675 N 3783037
Decimal Degrees34.18055000, -82.38163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.833', W 82° 22.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 49.98" N, 82° 22' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 SC-20, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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