Following the removal of the ‘SECEDE’ sign, St. Andrew’s News took the opportunity to visit Montgomery, our Capitol. Despite all the misfortune that has befallen it, it still remains a very handsome city, specifically in the downtown government and river districts. The Museum of Alabama, also known as the Archives, has many wonderful collections on display in a very grande building.
A pine tree ring, estimated to have lived from before the French Landing of AD 1702 until 1992.
A French (reproduction?) cannon c. 1710, with foot for scale.
More articles displayed from the early Spanish and French would have been appreciated, but limited space probably forbids.
A real treat- William Lowndes Yancey’s pistol, gloves, wallet, and sash displayed to the public. The museum did a fair job of having the fire-eater’s concerns represented.
The two sashes read: “The Union with the Constitution – not without,” and “We honor and love Hon. W. L. Yancey, the Defender of the South.”
A quote on Yankee “Reconstruction.” Of all the exhibits this seemed to be the shortest and least represented.
The pen was used by Governor Oates to sign the 1901 Alabama Constitution.
Alabamian “dough-boy” uniform during the Federal intervention in the Great War.
Alabamian Uniforms as Federal soldiers during the Second Great War.
The Bible used to swear in President Jefferson Davis and every Alabama Governor since.
Alabama flag which went to the moon.
A beautiful sculpture of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, by G. Moretti. Finished in 1904. Alabama marble.
Interestingly, a Saint regularly visited St. John the Baptist.
Built in 1913.
Just a short walk from the Archives is a beautiful Spanish-styled parish, St. John the Baptist. Unfortunately the building was locked, so we could not go in to pray.
Next stop was the Old Capitol Building.
The spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America.
Looking out from the spot.
The Capitol Dome-very reminiscent of the Cupola of St. Peter’s.
President Jefferson Davis before the Capitol Building.
Confederate monument on the North side of the Capitol Building.
Anyone denigrating our people should visit the Capitol and see firsthand the history, culture, and civilisation our forefathers have built.