Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Confederate Congress . . .

. . . elated with its naval success in Hampton Roads, has made a special appropriation of four millions and a quarter for certain naval purposes, and two millions for floating defences in the Mississippi – all in Confederate paper, which is worth 25 to 50 cents on the dollar.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 4

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