George Davis

George Davis

Birth
Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Death 23 Feb 1896 (aged 75)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8065987 · View Source
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CSA Senator, Confederate Cabinet Secretary. He served on the Peace Commission, attempting to bring the North and South together before the Civil War. When the War began, he served as a Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864. He was then made a member of President Jefferson Davis' cabinet as Attorney General of the Confederacy from 1864 to 1865. As the War ended, he and other Confederate officials attempted to leave the country. But in Key West, Florida, but turned himself. He was held for eight months in Fort Hamilton prison before being pardoned in 1866. His obituary said that he was on of the most prominent lawyers of the State, famed for his oratory, and was universally beloved.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8065987
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Davis (1 Mar 1820–23 Feb 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8065987, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .