Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, died in New Orleans on December 6, 1889. Nearing the anniversary of his death, Mark talks with Mrs. Gladys LeBreton, whose grandfather was a friend of Davis’. As a child, Mrs. LeBreton’s mother lived in the Garden District home where Davis stayed and was there when he passed away. Mrs. LeBreton relates the story of his final days.

Feature photo: Jefferson Davis funeral procession in New Orleans in 1889.

Jefferson Davis at his home, c. 1885

Jefferson Davis at his home, c. 1885