Sunday, January 25, 2009
Nice Exhibit at Old Capitol in Tallahassee
If you are in the Tallahassee area or plan to be visiting the capital city any time soon, you might enjoy checking out a nice exhibit on the lower or "basement" level of the Old Capitol.
The exhibit features artwork and photographs of Florida's historic coastal fortifications, many of which figured prominently in the Civil War.
Interestingly, Confederate troops were temporarily housed in the same room during the war. The Old Capitol (then without its famous dome) was an important headquarters during the War Between the States. Confederate troops often camped on the grounds or during bad weather were housed inside the building. Confederate Generals Samuel Jones and William Miller also maintained their headquarters here, as did Florida's Confederate governor, John Milton.
To learn more about the building, which was actually built by the Federal government before Florida became a state, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/oldcapitol.