Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Last Confederate Capitol

 
 
Last Confederate Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Last Confederate Capitol Marker
Inscription. This, the former home of Major W.T. Sutherlin, is regarded as the last capitol of the Confederacy, April 3-10, 1865. Here President Davis stayed and here was held the last full cabinet meeting, Breckinridge alone being absent. The establishment of the Confederate government in Danville ended when the news of Lee's surrender arrived on April 10.
 
Erected 1939. (Marker Number Q 5-A.)
 
Location. 36° 34.872′ N, 79° 24.037′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street east of Holbrook Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 975 Main Street, Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutherlin Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stratford College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Delius (approx. 0.2 miles away); 750 Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
Last Confederate Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 10, 2016
2. Last Confederate Capitol Marker
In March, 2016, the marker was restored and moved approximately 15 feet closer to the fence line and roadway.
 Last Capitol of the Confederacy - Danville, Virginia. ExploreSouthernHistory.com's page on the Sutherlin Mansion (now the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History). (Submitted on December 7, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sutherlin Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Sutherlin Mansion
<i>"The Last Capitol of the Confederacy." Danville, Va. image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
4. "The Last Capitol of the Confederacy." Danville, Va.
When Petersburg fell in the spring of 1865 and Robert E. Lee recommended the evacuation of Richmond, Danville was a logical choice for relocating the capital of the Confederacy. Despite the disaster that had befallen them, President Davis and his officials remained confident that Lee would find a way to prevail and that the war for Southern independence would continue. -- ExploreSouthernHistory.org, page for the Sutherlin Mansion

 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on November 18, 2016.
Paid Advertisement