11 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis:
1. Davis was not a secessionist leader.
2. As a West Point cadet, Davis was arrested for participating in the “Eggnog Riot.”
3. He was named after a Founding Father.
4. A future U.S. president was his father-in-law.
5. Davis served as U.S. Secretary of War.
6. He established the U.S. Camel Corps.
7. Contrary to reports, Davis was not dressed as a woman when captured.
8. Abolitionist Horace Greeley and other notable Northerners posted his bail.
9. Davis never stood trial for treason.
10. His U.S. citizenship wasn’t restored until 1978.
Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in Mississippi is celebrated on the last Monday in May together with National Memorial Day. (TITLE 3. STATE SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND HOLIDAYS CHAPTER 3. STATE BOUNDARIES, HOLIDAYS, ETC. 3-3-7. Legal holidays)
The Jefferson Davis National Highway in the United States and Jefferson Davis County in Mississippi were named in honor of Jefferson Davis.
"To one who loves his country in all its parts, it is natural to rejoice in whatever contributes to the prosperity and honor and marks the stability and progress of any portion of its people." - Jefferson Davis
Source: history.com | ms.gov
In 2017 Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in Mississippi in USA falls on May 29.