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Over Varina's objections, travels to Brierfield via New Orleans; ill by the time boat reaches Brierfield on the 6th, so taken on to Vicksburg; goes back to Brierfield the next day
Taken to New Orleans on a steamboat; Varina meets the vessel while traveling upriver; both lodge with longtime friend Jacob U. Payne, a cotton merchant, at this home in the Garden District at the corner of First and Camp
Utters last words, reported to have been "Pray excuse me, I cannot take it" (in reference to medicine being offered him by Varina)
Dies at 12:45 a.m., most likely of pneumonia
A reported 70,000+ people view body at New Orleans City Hall
Before an estimated 200,000 people, body laid to rest in
Belford Company publishes Varina Davis' two-volume Jefferson Davis, A Memoir
Varina Davis moves to New York City to pursue a literary career; she dies October 16, 1906
Davis' body removed from vault in Metairie Cemetery
Funeral train leaves New Orleans with body; Margaret and Addison Hayes on board along with Winnie Davis; makes stop at Beauvoir before continuing eastward
Body lies in state at Alabama capitol and Georgia capitol
Lies in state at the capitol in Raleigh
Train reaches Richmond; Varina Davis meets her daughters there; 75,000 people witness procession to Hollywood Cemetery, beginning at 3 p.m.; to a 21-gun salute, Davis' body is reinterred.
Joint resolution passed by Congress and signed by Jimmy Carter restores Davis' citizenship, effective December 25, 1868