Jefferson Davis lies in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond with his family. The place is very peaceful and overlooks the James river. Some have compared the James with the Jordan in Israel. Mothers have taken their children to this sacred place quoting words from Psalm 46:4 “There is a river the streams whereof make glad the City of God”.
Two U.S. Presidents, James Monroe and John Tyler are buried there as well as President Davis, his wife Varina, daughters Margaret and Winnie, and sons. Four year old Joe was the first buried in the family plot.
In the cemetery you will find a Pyramid monument in honor of the 18,000 Confederate enlisted men who are buried there. You can also see the graves of 25 Confederate Officers, including George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart.
Written on Davis’s monument are these words: “Faithful to all trusts, a martyr to principle, He lived and died the most consistent of American Soldiers and Statesmen. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”