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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.