Our next stop on our tour of Montgomery was the First White House of the Confederacy. This home now located on the south side of the capital building was used as the first White House of the Confederacy starting in Feb of 1861 when the provisional Confederate Congress made Montgomery the capital of the CSA and selected Jefferson Davis as the president. The home was provided by a local cotton baron for the families use. The home itself has an interesting history but remains important today because it was the First CSA White House.
It turned out to be a short period of fame for the home. When Virginia succeeded from the union in the summer of 1861, the government of the CSA was shifted to Virginia. The Davis's actually lived in the home for three months. During that period there were many social and political events taking place. In addition to the historical significance of the home, it's restoration to the period with much of the furniture that was used by the CSA president's family gives a personal feeling to the home. It happened that we visited on the day for the annual cleaning by the supporters of the home.
It is part of a very important part of our national history and well worth the visit..