What was the Confederate capital?
Montgomery, Alabama - February 4, 1861�May 29, 1861.
Richmond, Virginia - May 29, 1861�April 9, 1865.
Richmond, Virginia was the capital of the Confederate States of America. It is 100 miles from Washington D.C. Montgomery, Alabama was the capital of the Confederate States of America from February 4 until May 29, 1861. The confederate capital moved to Richmond, Virginia in May 1861. The Confederate government moved to Danville, Virginia in 1865 as Richmond fell to the Federal army.