Comer House, Jefferson Davis - GHM 025-40 - Chatham Co., GA
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N 32° 04.296 W 081° 05.673
17S E 491076 N 3548375
Quick Description: Comer House, Jefferson Davis state marker located across from Monterey Square, on Bull and Taylor Sts, Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 2:30:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM4N9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Comer House, Jefferson Davis


Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States of America, Was a quest in 1886 in the house on the northeast corner of Bull and Taylor Streets. The residence (built about 1880) was at that time the home of Hugh M. Comer, President of the Central of Georgia Railway.

Accompanied by his daughter, Winnie Davis, "the Daughter of the Confederacy," Mr. Davis arrived in Savannah, May 3, 1886. He was escorted from Atlanta by a committee of Savannahians consisting of Hugh M. Comer, J H. Estill, J. K. Garnett, George A. Mercer, J. R. Saussy, and Gen. G. Moxley Sorrel. The trip to Savannah has been described as a "continuous ovation."

The occasion of the visit of Jefferson Davis was the celebration of the centennial of the Chatham Artillery, one of the oldest and most distinguished military units in the United States. During his stay in Savannah the former President of the Confederacy received tributes of respect and affection from the local citizenry, visiting military organizations as well as from the thousands of visitors who attended the centennial festivities.

GHM 025-40 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 025-40

Date: 1956

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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