Confederate 5 Dollar Bill, 1862

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, Artifacts
Date Posted: 11/6/2008

Like the fledgling United States during the American Revolution, the Confederacy struggled to keep its money in existence during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Coinage had never been all that plentiful in the states that now made up the Southern Confederacy. It was a debtor area, with coinage flowing out for purchase of manufactured goods about as quickly as it flowed in from the sale of agricultural ones.