Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this officially became the capitol of the Confederacy May 21, 1861. The Congress of the Confederacy shared the building with the Virginia State Legislature from July 1861 to March 1865. In February 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was inaugurated on the grounds of Capitol Square. A statue of Robert E. Lee and busts of Confederate heroes Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, Joseph E. Johnston, and Fitzhugh Lee, among others, are located here. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds and tour the building.
Richmond, Virginia | This impressive and gorgeously landscaped cemetery contains the graves of President Jefferson Davis, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, Gen. George E. Pickett, and other Confederate notables, as well as 18, 000 Confederate soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia | Part of the National Park Service, it was here, on June 30, 1862, on the sixth day of the Seven Days' Battles, that the disorganized attack of the Army of Northern Virginia across White Oak Swamp was repulsed by the Army of the Potomac.