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A "Confederate Wedding" at Jefferson Davis State Park, June 5, 1999
A Confederate Wedding, June 5, 1999 at Jefferson Davis State Park. Photo: Mrs. Linda Fritz

Jefferson Davis Days

This celebration of the birthday of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States during the Civil War, is held the first weekend in June at his birthplace, Fairview, Kentucky, on the grounds of the Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site. The event is centered around two elaborate Civil War battle reenactments complete with authentic cannons, troop camps, and sutlers' tents. Other events include a picnic basket auction, the Miss Confederacy pageant, and a grand ball. The 90-year-old celebration is documented in text and photographs.

Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).

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