A monument to Jefferson Davis was unveiled on June 3, 1907, on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.
Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. After a distinguished military career, Davis served as a U.S. senator and as secretary of war under Franklin Pierce before his election as the president of the secessionist Confederate States of America.
The Confederate President was captured by Northern soldiers near Irwinville, Georgia on May 10, 1865. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned at Fort Monroe, Virginia for two years. He was never tried for treason, but was released on bond in May 1867.