On January 21, 1861, Jefferson Davis resigned as a U.S. Senator. Within a few weeks, he was inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States of America. This 1835 home became the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama. After four months, the White House was moved to Richmond, Virginia, until it was seized by Union troops on April 2, 1865. The Confederate Cabinet dissolved on May 5, 1865. Davis was captured five days later.