Where was the capital of the Confederacy in the US Civil War?
Richmond, Virgina. However when the Confederacy was first created, Montgomery, Alabama, became the capitol on February 4th, 1861. However, Virginia Joined the Confederacy, and the capitol was moved to Richmond on May 23rd, 1861 by provisional Confederate President Jefferson Davis, where it remained until it came under Federal control, at which point the Confederate government relocated to Danville, VA in 1865 under pressure of the encroaching Northern army.
The capital of the US. during the Civil War remained Washington DC, just as it was during the outset of the war. However, Abraham Lincoln had to declare martial law in Maryland to prevent the state from seceding and joining the Confederacy. That would have left his capital surrounded by hostile territory and probably would have forced the US. government to relocate.
Technically there were 6 if you include the Confederacy during the Civil War. During the Revolution our capital was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania After the Revolution our capital was New York City In the year 1800 our capital was moved to Washington D.C. Unrecognized capitals of the Confederacy Montgomery, Alabama Richmond, Virginia Danville, Virginia
It is difficult to pinpoint a "high water mark" for the Confederacy during the US Civil War. And, the same can be said of a Union "high water mark". Here the answer does revolve around the surrender of the South, but in each case it involves a period in which a major victory was won, and , or the reaction to it.The question regarding a Southern high point involves a subjective answer. One could easily…
What caused Cherokee Indians to join forces with the Confederacy for a time during the US Civil War?
Prior to the outbreak of the US Civil War, the Confederacy initiated financial steps to help fund their anticipated war with the Union. In March of 1861, the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy authorized the issuance of treasury notes up to one million dollars. The Confederacy was also bolstered by the $536,000 taken from the former US Mint in New Orleans.