Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History


image from Bronze Map: 'First Capital of the Confederacy, 1861


39. First Capital of the Confederacy, 1861
Montgomery, Montgomery County


Montgomery served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America. President Jefferson Davis was inaugurated on the portico of the state capitol on February 18, 1861. Three months later Confederate officials moved the capital to Richmond, Virginia.