Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A Nation Divided / Cradle of the Confederacy
(Continued from other side)
Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was inaugurated as president of the CSA provisional government on the State Capitol portico on Feb. 18, 1861. On Mar. 4, the first national flag of the Confederacy was hoisted over the Capitol itself. While government offices rented nearby quarters, the State Capitol continued to serve as the meeting place for the provisional Confederate Congress. Following the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, and Lincoln's call for volunteers, 4 additional states seceded. In May 1861, the capital was moved to Richmond, Va. where it remained until April 1865.
Erected 1996 by Montgomery Area Chamber
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 22.644′ N, 86° 18.087′ W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of South Bainbridge Street and Dexter Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Bainbridge Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Thousands Protest at the Seat of Government (a few steps from this marker); Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Allan Wyeth (within shouting distance of this marker); James Marion Sims (within shouting distance of this marker); Selma-to-Montgomery March (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
The whole Dexter Avenue area was renovated and landscaped. Marker went missing or was removed at that time.
— Submitted December 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 7, 8. submitted on December 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.