1861 Corporation Of Charleston, S.c. 10 Cents Note
April 19, 1861. Charleston, South Carolina. Large vignette of a Confederate sailor holding a 1st National Confederate flag at left. Maiden with oxen at center. A very attractive note printed in red and issued only a week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter! There is also a vignette on the reverse with a slave carrying a basket of cotton on his shoulder, and another slave filling up a basket of cotton in the background. Printed in blue. Crisp uncirculated condition. Scarce.
Nov. 1, 1862. Vignette of railroad train at center, Indian at left and maiden at right. Faith of the State Pledged and 50 in blue over print. Green background. Very fine. One of the scarcer Mississippi war date issues.
Chattanooga, Sept. 1, 1855. Vignette of angel with two maidens at center. Goddess with sword and shield at left, and small train at bottom. FIVE in red over print. There are two tiny holes in the note, otherwise it is in fine condition.
1861 Corporation Of Columbia, South Carolina 5 Cents Note
With scarce Yankee counter stamp State of South Carolina, Columbia, June 28, 1861. Vignette of Palmetto tree at center, farmer holding wheat at left, and dog at right. Counter stamped in red at upper center, Sample of Old Jeff Lucifer's Bonds. This is a really scarce Yankee counter stamp on this early war Confederate South Carolina note. The note was probably captured at the fall of Columbia and stamped as a patriotic collectible. Fine. The note shows circulation with some folds and a very tiny hole at the center where two folds intersect. Bright, attractive note that will display well. Very desirable.
Treasury Warrant. Receivable for State Dues Under Act of Dec. 16, 1863. For Military Service. The Treasurer of the State of Texas, Will pay Fifty Dollars. Fancy green reverse. Very fine condition with some light age toning. Scarce.
Richmond, July 25, 1861. Vignette of George Washington at center, and Tellus at left. Very fine plus condition. A nice bright and attractive note. One of the scarcer of the 1861 Confederate issued notes.
Montgomery, 1st Dec. 1859. Huge vignette of overseer in the field watching slaves at work, slave carrying basket of cotton at left, and George Washington at right. TEN in red over print. Small ink burn repair at top edge. Fine. One of the most attractive slave vignette notes.
St. Martinsville, April 1, 1862. Vignette of railway train at center. Bilingual note printed in English and French. ONE in green overprint on obverse. Fancy green reverse with Bonds Of The Parish Of St. Martin and number 1. Very fine. Scarce.
Opelousas, October 4th, 1862. The Town of Opelousas Will pay to bearer at the office of the Treasurer of said Town Twenty-five Cents In Confederate States Notes, or in the notes of the Bank of Louisiana, when demanded in sums of Five Dollars or upwards. F-VF. Rare.
New Orleans. Oct. 24, 1862. Vignette of a dock scene at center, with men loading ships, and a negro holding the horse of a wagon. Coast Watcher Maiden at left, Two ladies at right. 1 in green with intricate green pattern at lower center. Very fine. This was a forced issue note issued by the city of New Orleans under the occupational rule of The Beast, Union General Benjamin F. Butler. All Confederate money was declared illegal by Butler so the city was forced to issue these notes under his supervision. Extremely desirable note!
Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1862. Vignette of red railroad train at center. Red overprint. Perforated cancellation which is typical of these notes. Crisp uncirculated. The Western General ran on. The General was the Confederate train which was captured deep in Southern territory, on 4/12/62, by a daring group of 22 Yankee raiders, [ Andrews Raiders ] at Big Shanty, Ga. The subsequent chase became known as The Great Locomotive Chase. After running for nearly 90 miles, the General ran out of fuel, and the raiders took to the woods. All were captured, and the leader Andrews, and seven others, were tried in Atlanta, and hung. The other 14 remained in Confederate prison until Oct. 1862, when eight overwhelmed their guards and escaped. A year later the remaining six were paroled. These survivors were the first to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
New Orleans, Feby. 5th, 1862. Vignette of pelican feeding her young, State of Louisiana at lower left, two maidens and shield at center, and Ben Franklin at right. Fancy green reverse with vignette of pelican feeding her young and 50 Fifty Dollars. Punch cancellations with old tape on the reverse. VF. Issued less than 3 months before the Federal occupation of New Orleans.
T-41. Richmond, Dec. 11, 1862. Slaves hoeing cotton at center, John C. Calhoun at left, Columbia at right. HUNDRED in orange/red overprint. 1863 and 1864 Augusta interest paid stamps on the reverse. There is a very tiny chip out of the note at the upper left corner, otherwise a crisp note in extra fine to about uncircirculated condition.
T-69. Richmond, February 17, 1864. State Capitol, Richmond, Va., at center, C.S.A. Secretary of the Treasury, C.G. Memminger, at right. Reddish network background, fancy blue reverse. Extra fine plus condition.
New Orleans, March 12, 1862. Patterson Iron Works $1 merchant note. Due by Jackson & Co., to bearer. Redeemable in Confederate Notes in sums of Ten Dollars. Vignette of tools and fittings. One in green. Very fine.