Capture of Jefferson Davis, at Irwinsville, GA


Capture of Jefferson Davis, at Irwinsville, GA

This engraving appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and was most likely the first image to appear in the North of the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It depicts a scene largely true to reported accounts, although Mrs. Davis is absent.

Source: Capture of Jefferson Davis, at Irwinsville, GA., wood engraving, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 1865.

American Social History Project.