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Harry Ridgeway.

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Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War relics.
Currency, Confederate 1862.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader.   Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author.  None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale.  This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.  I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.
All items listed are believed to be original and authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
Any weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.

This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.



Confederate currency, authorized April 17, 1862, issued through January 8, 1863 (all hand dated as issued).



Confederate currency, $100, locomotive with white steam, April 17, 1862.
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 17, 1862,  and issued May through October, 1862, all dates are hand inscribed,  "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay / ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to Bearer with Interest at two cents per day /  RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES.".  Note depicts milk maid at left, locomotive with white steam under pressure in center, white paper, black print, plain back.  Date is hand inscribed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "J T Paterson, Columbia, South Carolina".
Ref: Criswell T39.

M0958     Confederate currency, $100, locomotive with white steam, April 17, 1862, A, d.

M0959     Confederate currency, $100, locomotive with white steam, April 17, 1862, A, b.


Confederate currency, $100, locomotive belching smoke, April 17, 1862.
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 17, 1862,  and issued May through October, 1862, all dates are hand inscribed,  "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay / ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to Bearer with Interest at two cents per day /  RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES.".  Note depicts milk maid at left, locomotive with black smoke in center, white paper, black print, plain back.  Date is hand inscribed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "J T Paterson, Columbia, South Carolina".
Ref: Criswell T40.

M0946     Confederate currency, $100, locomotive belching smoke, April 17, 1862, A, h.

M0919     Confederate currency, $100, locomotive belching smoke, April 17, 1862, A, c.

M0955     Confederate currency, $100, locomotive belching smoke, April 17, 1862, A, c.


Confederate currency, $100, April 17, 1862.
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 17, 1862,  and issued through January 1863, all dates in between are hand inscribed, "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay to the bearer on demand / ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS WITH INTEREST AT TWO CENTS PER DAY /  Receivable in payment of all dues except export duties.".  Note depicts J. C. Calhoun, South Carolina Senator and secessionist "fire brand", at left, slaves hoeing cotton, at center, Minerva, at right, white paper, black print, red overlay "HUNDRED" on the front, plain back.  Date is hand inscribed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S C".
Ref: Criswell T41.

M0763      Confederate currency, $100, April 17, 1862, issued December 15, 1862, Scroll 1, Z.

M0954     Confederate currency, $100, April 17, 1862., issued November 6, 1862, scroll 1, Y.


Confederate currency, authorized April 18, 1862, and September 23, 1862, issued June 2, 1862 (printed issue date).



Confederate currency, $2, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 18, 1862, issue date June 2, 1862, " SIX MONTHS AFTER RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES  / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay TWO DOLLARS to the Bearer  /  RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES / FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES". Note depicts Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Attorney General and Secretary of War, at left, with symbolic southern liberty striking down the Union, black print on plain paper, plain back.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "B. DUNCAN, COLUMBIA SC.".
Ref: Criswell T42.

M0833     Confederate currency, $2, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862, Third Series, 5. 

M0940     Confederate currency, $2, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862, First Series, 5.


Confederate currency, $2, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 18, 1862, issue date June 2, 1862, " SIX MONTHS AFTER RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES  / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay TWO DOLLARS to the Bearer  /  RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES / FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES". Note depicts Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Attorney General and Secretary of War, at left, with symbolic southern liberty striking down the Union, black print on plain paper, green overlay with "2" and "TWO", plain back.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "B. DUNCAN, COLUMBIA SC.".
Ref: Criswell T43.

M0916     Confederate currency, $2, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862, Second Series, 2. 


Confederate currency, $1, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862
Currency was authorized by the Confederate government April 18, 1862, issue date June 2, 1862, "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay ONE DOLLAR to Bearer  /  RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES / FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES".  Note depicts Liberty, at left, steamship, at center,, and Lucy Pickens, the "southern belle" at right, black print on plain paper, green overlay with "1" and " ONE", plain back.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "B. DUNCAN, COLUMBIA SC.".
Ref: Criswell T45.

M0834     Confederate currency, $1, authorized April 18, 1862, issued June 2, 1862, Second Series, 2. 


Confederate currency, authorized September 1, 1861 but with September 1, 1862 issue date in error.



Confederate currency, $10, authorized September 2, 1861, dated September 2, 1862 in error
Currency was issued by the Confederate government authorized September 1, 1861 but with September 1, 1862 issue date in error, "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay ONE DOLLAR to Bearer / FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES".   In addition the engraver left off the language that appears on most notes, "RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES".  Note depicts Ceres resting on bales of cotton, at center, and R. M. T. Hunter, Confederate Secretary of State and Senator, at right, black print on plain paper, plain back.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Engraver did not place his name on the note, but it is believed to have been engraved by Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Virginia.  This note has at least three errors, wrong date, statement omitted about export duties, and the engraver name was omitted!
Ref: Criswell T46.

M0914     Confederate currency, $10, authorized September 2, 1861, dated September 2, 1862 in error, M. 


Confederate currency, authorized October 13, 1862, issued December 2, 1862, (printed date).



Confederate currency, $20, December 2, 1862
Currency was authorized October 13, 1862 and issued by the Confederate government December 2, 1862, " SIX MONTHS AFTER RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES  / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay TWENTY DOLLARS to the Bearer on demand  /  Receivable in Payment of all Dues except Export Duties. / Fundable in stocks or bonds of he Confederate States".  Note depicts state capitol building at Nashville, Tennessee, and A.H. Stevens, Confederate Vice President and Governor of Georgia, at right,, black print, back with blue "XX" flanked by "20", twice.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "Engraved by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S. C.".
Ref: Criswell T51.

M0915     Confederate currency, $20, December 2, 1862, 1st Series, B. 


Confederate currency, $10, December 2, 1862
Currency was authorized October 13, 1862 and issued by the Confederate government December 2, 1862,  " SIX MONTHS AFTER RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES  / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay TEN DOLLARS to the Bearer on demand /  FUNDABLE IN STOCKS OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES".  Note depicts  state capitol building at Columbia, South Carolina, at center, and R. M. T. Hunter, Confederate Secretary of State and Senator, at right, black print, on pink paper, back with blue "TEN DOLLARS and "X", ten times.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "Printed by B. Duncan." and "Engraved by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S. C.".
Ref: Criswell T52.

M0947     Confederate currency, $10, December 2, 1862, A. 


Confederate currency, $5, December 2, 1862
Currency was authorized October 13, 1862 and issued by the Confederate government December 2, 1862,  " SIX MONTHS AFTER RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES  / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to the Bearer on demand /  FUNDABLE IN STOCKS OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES".  Note depicts state capitol building at Richmond, Virginia, at center, and, C. G. Memminger, Confederate Secretary of Treasury, at right, black print on pink paper, blue back with  "V" and "5" repeated five times.  Printing: "J T Paterson & Co " and "Engraved by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S. C.".
Ref: Criswell T53.

M0942     Confederate currency, $5, December 2, 1862, 3rd Series, G.


Confederate currency, $2, December 2, 1862
Currency was issued by the Confederate government December 2, 1862, "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay to the bearer on demand / TWO DOLLARS  /  FUNDABLE IN STOCKS OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES".  Note depicts Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Attorney General and Secretary of War, black print, on pink paper, plain back.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "Engraved by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S. C.".
Ref: Criswell T54.

M0943     Confederate currency, $2, December 2, 1862, 1st Series, G. 


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