June 24, 2008

Jeff Davis at Fort Monroe

Here we see the cell where Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was held after the Civil War. He was suspected of being involved in the assassination of Lincoln but there was no evidence and eventually he was freed without being charged.

I've seen a website that claims he died there and came back as a ghost, but he lived for many years after being released from Fort Monroe and died at the age of 81. Also, although the room seems a bit dank, all the rooms in the casemate seem that way and they were used as living quarters for officers and their families, so the room was not considered substandard at the time. It's actually a fairly large room.

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