Five stops in the wake of the Alabama Civil War

As the home of the Confederation, the state of Alabama has a rich history of civil war, and is now promoting the trail of the civil war, which has about 50 historic sites.

These include the Old Living Oak Cemetery, the Pope Taverna Museum, the Shorter Cemetery, the Museum of Slavery and Civil War, and the Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum.

The Old Live Oak Cemetery near Selma on Highway 22 is a resting place for several war memorials, including Elodie Todd Dawson, a brother of President Abraham Lincoln but a supporter of the Confederacy; Roger Jones, who commanded Merrimac, and General Edmund Pettus, now known as Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a gathering of civil rights activists who went into the structure 100 years after the war.

In Selma, visitors will also find the Museum of Slavery and Civil War on Water Avenue 1410.

Here you will find an extensive collection of historical artifacts and monuments depicting the American experience of slavery alongside the war.

The Pope's Pub in North Alabama, Florence, welcomes visitors to visit the facility that once served as a hospital for both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War.

The former stage bus stop, pub and inn now offers a museum upstairs with extensive artwork.

At the eastern edge of the state, at Riverside Drive, is Eufaula's Shorter Cemetery. John Gill Shorter, governor of the Alabama Civil War, was buried here.

During the Civil War, the city of Stevenson was a vital rail link for Confederate trains in the southeast. So here in 1863, Union General Rosecrans ordered his men to build a pontoon bridge over the Tennessee River so that thousands of EU troops could reach the nearby battlefield of Chickamauga.

Alabama also hosts seven historic battlefields and hosts around 20 resettlement events throughout the year.

As the birthplace of the Confederacy, the state had four flags – the Stars and Bars, the Battle Flag, the Stainless Flag and the Last National Flag.

In a January 2861 vote, Alabama lawmakers approved divorce articles during a secessionist convention at the State Capitol. Following this meeting, representatives of other acceding states met in Montgomery on February 4, 1861, and formally established the American Confederation, and elected Jefferson Davis, a nearby Mississippi state, as its president.