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Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department

 
 
Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
1. Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department Marker
Inscription. In February, 1861, delegates from six of the seven seceding southern states met in Montgomery to establish the government of the CSA. Newly elected President Jefferson Davis named J.H. Reagan of Texas as Postmaster General. Reagan established the Post Office Department in this building on the corner of Washington Ave. and Perry St.

The U.S. Postal service continued to deliver mail throughout the South until June 1, 1861 when the Confederate Post Office Department began their operations. The U.S. Postal Service then suspended mail delivery in the Confederacy. After the war began, four more southern states joined the Confederacy. In late May, 1861, the CSA government, including the Post Office Department, moved from Montgomery to Richmond, VA. Postmasters had to create their own stamps or write "paid" on the mail. The first CSA stamp was printed in Richmond and issued in October, 1861.

This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Perry St. Historic District.
 
Erected 2012 by the Montgomery Area Stamp Club.
 
Location. 32° 22.581′ N, 86° 18.425′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and
(CSA) Post Office Department Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
2. (CSA) Post Office Department Area
South Perry Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Washington Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. J. Marion Sims (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Korean War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Circuit Court / Sit-Ins and Marches at the Montgomery County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A County Older Than the State (within shouting distance of this marker); Chrisí Hot Dogs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); The Capital City Guards (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Postal service in the southern Confederacy. (Submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
CSA) Post Office Department Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
3. CSA) Post Office Department Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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