Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The First Oﬃces of the Confederate Government
The First Offices
Feb. 22, 1861
May 21, 1861.
on this original
site by Preceptor
Beta Sigma Phi,
on June 2, 1978.
Erected 1911 by Sophie Bibb, Chapter, U.D.C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 32° 22.733′ N, 86° 18.666′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Bibb Street and Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west on Bibb Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Freemasonry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Slave Trade/Warehouses Used in the Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce The First White House of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about 500 feet away); Josiah Morris (about 500 feet away); Murphy House (about 600 feet away); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Regarding The First Offices of the Confederate Government. On January 11, 1861, the State of Alabama seceded from the Union. Less than one month later, in early February, the Alabama secession convention invited delegates of the other seceded states to meet in Montgomery to form the new Confederate nation. Delegates from six of the seven seceded states (the Texans arrived late) wrote a constitution for the Confederate States of America in only four days; the next day they elected Jefferson Davis the Confederacy's president. In late February, Davis took the oath of office while standing on the portico of the state capitol in Montgomery.
Categories. • Government • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.