Confederate States of America

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During the Civil War, the Confederate States of America issued their own currency notes. These circulated like cash, but were technically bills of credit. At the beginning of the war, they circulated widely, but by the end of the war they had lost nearly all their value. Many of the bills remained in private hands after the war and became collectible as memorabilia. Other bills, which the Union Army had confiscated, were in the hands of the United States War Department; it transferred them to the Treasury Department in 1867. In 1912, the Treasury Department disbursed many of these bills to cultural institutions around the country, in the interest of public education.

From the guide to the Confederate Currency Collection, 1861-1864, (Pacific University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Virginia Business Documents, 1793-1898 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Samuel Darwin McConnell Papers, 1858-1916, 1859-1876 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
creatorOf Confederate States of America Documents, 1862-1864 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Samuel Hollingsworth Stout Papers, 34197007., 1837-1902, (1860-1865) Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Kimball Family Papers, 1813-1866 (bulk 1853-1855) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Horst, Louis, Papers, 1840-1880 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1823-1862 The Library of Virginia
referencedIn Peter Wellington Alexander Papers, 1855-1863 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Alabama. State Auditor (1875- ). Confederate pension dockets, 1913-1915. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Confederate States of America collection, 1861-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Confederate States of America Transportation Voucher, 1863 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Confederate Currency Collection, 1861-1864 Pacific University Archives
creatorOf One hundred dollar bill of the Confederate States of America, 1910, 1862 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Confederate States of America Collection, 1850-1876 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Confederate States of America Hospital Memoranda, 1863-1864 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn William S. Glass Papers Col 891., 1852-1871 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
referencedIn LaCoste, Jean Baptiste, Papers, 1856-1908 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Henry C. Wagner Confederate war song collection, circa 1861-1865 Brooklyn Historical Society
creatorOf Confederate States of America Records, 1854-1889, (bulk 1861-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James H. Roberts letter to Robert E. Warren [manuscript], 1864 January 24 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn James A. Wright papers., 1907-1914. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Confederate States of America documents from the Civil War, 1861-1865. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edward L. Robb Civil War Journal Typescript, 1862 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Radaz-Dabney papers MC111., 1850-1915, (Bulk: 1855-1865) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Howard, James William, Diary, 1861-1913 University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1718-1862 The Library of Virginia
referencedIn Albert Sidney Johnston Collection GA18., 1828-1960, 1828-1863 Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library
referencedIn Prudhomme Family Papers, 1765-1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Confederate States of America Records 66-26; 95-094; 98-025; 2009-318., 1856-1915 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1784-1886, (bulk 1850-1883) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Murrah, Pendleton, letter, 1865 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Ezra A. Carman papers, 1827-1934, 1880-1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Elizabeth City County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1881-1886 The Library of Virginia
referencedIn W. W. Hurley Letters 1931., 1863-1865 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn John A. Clark Papers, 1861-1868 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, Trial Papers. MS 979, 1865-1868 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Confederate Civil War Documents, ca. 1861-1864 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Campbell County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1784-1867 Library of Virginia
referencedIn Charles B. Johnson Confederate Supply Requisition records MS 332., 1861-1865 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
referencedIn Chapman Family Correspondence and Other Documents, 1791-1898 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
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associatedWith Alexander, Peter Wellington, 1825-1886 person
associatedWith Allan, Thompson. person
associatedWith Alonzo W. Slayback person
correspondedWith Baker, Bolling person
associatedWith Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Ben Elliott person
associatedWith Benjamin F. Meade person
correspondedWith Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Benning, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1814-1875 person
associatedWith Bill, Byrd person
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correspondedWith Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882 person
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associatedWith Confederate States of America. Surgeon-General's Office. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Conger, Lewis person
associatedWith Cooper, Douglas Hancock, 1815-1879 person
associatedWith Cowdin, V. G., Mrs. person
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correspondedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 person
correspondedWith DeLeon, Edwin, 1828-1891 person
associatedWith Drinkard, W. R. person
associatedWith Elliott, Ben person
associatedWith Elmore, E. C. person
associatedWith E. Mount? person
associatedWith Florida (Cruiser) corporateBody
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associatedWith Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883 person
correspondedWith Guirot, Anthony J. person
associatedWith Hampton (Va.) Circuit Court corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Burton Norvell, 1838-1904 person
correspondedWith Helm, Charles J. person
correspondedWith Heyliger, Lewis person
associatedWith Horst, Louis, 1807-1878 person
correspondedWith Hotze, Henry, 1833-1887 person
associatedWith Howard, James William, 1839-1930 person
associatedWith H. S. Fitsworth person
associatedWith Hubbert, Mike M. person
associatedWith Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887 person
associatedWith Hunter, William W. person
associatedWith Hurley, W. W. person
associatedWith James Burnet person
associatedWith James F. Wilson person
associatedWith James M. Hurt. person
associatedWith John Ambler person
associatedWith Johnson, Charles B. person
correspondedWith Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862 person
associatedWith Joseph Bledsoe person
associatedWith Joseph Orville Shelby. person
associatedWith Justin Winsor person
associatedWith Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893 person
associatedWith LaCoste, Jean Baptiste, 1823-1887 person
correspondedWith Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893 person
associatedWith Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 person
associatedWith Lucien M. Major person
associatedWith Mahone, William, 1826-1895 person
associatedWith Mallory, Stephen R. (Stephen Russell), 1813-1873 person
correspondedWith Mann, A. Dudley (Ambrose Dudley), 1801-1889 person
correspondedWith Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871 person
associatedWith McConnell family family
associatedWith McDaniel, E. D. person
correspondedWith Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888 person
correspondedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Charles Manigault. person
associatedWith Murrah, P. (Pendleton), d. 1865 person
associatedWith Muscogee Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina Railroad corporateBody
correspondedWith Pickett, John T. (John Thomas), 1822-1884 person
associatedWith Piedmont Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith Pike, Albert, 1809-1891 person
associatedWith Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878 person
associatedWith Prudhomme family. family
associatedWith Purdy, J. C. person
correspondedWith Quintero, John A. person
associatedWith Radaz family family
associatedWith Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Railroad Line Steamboat Company corporateBody
associatedWith Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867 person
correspondedWith Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905 person
associatedWith Richmond and Danville Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith Roane, A. person
associatedWith Robb, Edward L. person
associatedWith Roberts, James H. person
associatedWith Rodes, Robert Emmett, 1829-1864 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Saltus, Samuel. person
associatedWith Samuel Bell Maxey person
associatedWith Saunders, James Edmonds, 1806-1896 person
associatedWith Seddon, James A. (James Alexander), 1815-1880 person
correspondedWith Semmes, Raphael, 1809-1877 person
associatedWith Sidney D. Jackman person
correspondedWith Slidell, John, 1793-1871 person
associatedWith South Carolina Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith Southwestern Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 person
associatedWith Stout, Samuel Hollingsworth person
associatedWith Stuart Hospital corporateBody
associatedWith Swanson, Alex B. person
associatedWith Taylor, C. E. (Charles E.) person
associatedWith T. B. Donaldson person
associatedWith Thomas L. Roper. person
associatedWith Thomas W. Clay. person
correspondedWith Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885 person
correspondedWith Trescott, William Henry, 1822- person
associatedWith Union and Emancipation Society (Manchester, England). corporateBody
associatedWith Wachusett (Steamer) corporateBody
associatedWith Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926 person
correspondedWith Walker, Leroy Pope, 1817-1884 person
associatedWith Ward, J. D. person
associatedWith Washington McDaniels person
associatedWith West Point & Montgomery Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith W. H. S. Taylor. person
associatedWith Wilcox, Cadmus M. (Cadmus Marcellus), 1824-1890 person
associatedWith William L. Patterson person
associatedWith Williams, John Stuart, 1820-1898 person
associatedWith William Wilson person
associatedWith Wolcott Gibbs person
associatedWith Wright, James A. person
correspondedWith Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863 person
associatedWith Yates, Jerome B. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
Confederate States of America.
Mexico
Southeastern United States
North Carolina
United States
United States
Great Britain
Belgium
Confederate States of America
Subject
Businessmen--Utah--Correspondence
Letters
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Paper money--Confederate States of America
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
Legislative bodies--Confederate States of America
Politics, Government, and Law
Railroad passes--North Carolina
Money--Confederate States of America
Cotton trade--Confederate States of America
Public Finance
Choctaw Indians--Government relations
Civil War America
Women spies--Confederate States of America
Debts, Public--Confederate States of America--Sources
Finance--Confederate States of America
Mines and Mineral Resources
Chickasaw Indians--Government relations
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mines and mineral resources--Utah--History--Sources
Flags--Confederate States of America
Executive departments--Confederate States of America
Military Medicine
Hospitals
Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate
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