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In honor and memory of
veterans of all wars
Ocilla, Irwin County, Georgia
Jeff Davis Post 100
Woodmen of the World Camp 757
Dedicated to the men and women who served our country in the Armed Forces.
God bless all those who died and especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we might live openly.
World War II Honor Roll
"Tell it as you may,
it never can be told!
Sing it as you will,
it never can be sung.
The story of the glory
of the men who wore the gray.
"Silently this stone
proclaims the deathless
fame of th…
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15, 1818 and December 21, 1819, is named for Gov. Jared Irwin who served from 1806 to ?09. He helped revised the State Constitution in 1789 and ?98 and was famed for his uncompromising oppos…
On the night of May 9, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him, reached the site of the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (1 mile north) and …
Late on May 8, the night before his arrival at this site, Mr. Davis and his party had camped in Abbeville (26 miles NE), unaware that pursuit was close behind. Their pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (US), Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, had learned in …
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute…
Dorminy`s Meeting House was constituted December 17, 1831, on a site 1 mile Northwest of Irwinville, near the home of John B. Dorminy, Sr. The Church was of thePrimitive Baptist faith, and the elders constituting it were the Rev. J. Baker and the …
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Soon thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute to the trans-M…
Presidentof theConfederate Statesof America1861-1865
(reverse): On this spotMay 10, 1865President Jefferson Daviswas made aprisoner of warby Federal troops
Erected by theState of GeorgiaEugene Talmadge, governorin …