Jeff Davis, a steam gunboat, was employed by the Confederates on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the early years of the war. She was captured at Memphis by gunboats of the Mississippi Squadron in early June 1862, and later taken into Union service.
The chartered steamer Jeff Davis used as a transport by the Texas Marine Department [See Annex III] was reported in poor condition in October 1863.
Jeff Davis, a small Confederate schooner, was captured off New Berne, N.C., in early June 1864 and taken into Union service.
The steamer Jeff Davis was used by Confederate Navy and Army forces near Savannah, Ga. Late in 1864 she assisted operation, of the ironclad Georgia, and remained in that area through the end of the war.