1885 - 1905In July 1885, the state Adjutant General authorized the organization of a black infantry company known as the Capital City Guards. Joseph L. Ligon was elected captain. Over the next 20 years, the Capital City Guards were a source of tremendous civic pride in the African-American community. They participated in formal inspections, drills, and encampments, as well as in Emancipation Day parades and annual commencement exercises at Tuskegee Institute. Drill meetings were held at Dorsette Hall at 216 Dexter Avenue.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 565306 N 3582478|
|Decimal Degrees||32.37738333, -86.30575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 22.643', W 86° 18.345'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 22' 38.58" N, 86° 18' 20.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 220 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, US|
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