Description[Capture of Jefferson Davis]. Carte de Visite. Measuring 2.5" x 4", this fantastic CDV contains the only known image of the entourage of Confederate President Jefferson Davis shortly after his capture in Macon, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. This historic picture was captured by photographer Andrew Jackson Riddle, official photographer of the Confederate military. A caption appears below the photograph which reads, in part: "Ambulance and wagon occupied by Mr. Davis and family in front of Brev. Maj. Gen. Wilson's Headquarters Macon, GA. May 13, 1865." Backstamp of T. M. Schleier, Nashville, Tennessee, on the verso. Overall toning with minor chipping at the edges.
Three days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865, Davis issued his last order as president and fled to farther south to Greensboro, North Carolina. He met with his cabinet for a final time in Washington, Georgia, on May 5 and thereafter dissolved the government. They were captured five days letter trying to reach the coast whereby they intended to sail for Europe
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