Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the majority of the Civil War?"
...During the American Civil War, the Confederate States of America consisted of the governments of 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union in 1860-61, carrying on all the affairs of a separate government and conducting a major war until defeated in the spring of 1865. The Confederacy Established. South Carolina was the first to secede, on December 20, 1860, followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. On February 8, 1861, representatives of those states announced the formation of the Confederate States of America, with its capital at Montgomery, Alabama.
Step 2 : Answer to the question "What was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the majority of the Civil War?"
It may surprise you that the Confederacy actually had three capitals during the war. The first was in the heart of the deep South in Montgomery, Alabama, lasting only four months. On May 8, 1861, the decision was made to name the Richmond, Virginia as the new Capital of the Confederacy. Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for the vast majority of the Civil War. The last capital of the Confederacy was Danville, Virginia which lasted a whopping seven days. Richmond, obviously, held on to the title the longest.