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3 September 1862: “The paper of the counterfeit is whiter, stiffer, and better than the genuine.”

Item description: Article, “Counterfeit Confederate Notes,” from the 3 September 1862 issue of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal. The article provides “tests for distinguishing the genuine notes… from the spurious.” Item citation: “Counterfeit Confederate Notes,”The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 3 … Continue reading

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1 September 1862: “…in hot pursuit of the flying, lying braggart Pope who vaunted that he was ‘accustomed to look only on the backs of his foes…'”

Item description: Entry, dated 1 September 1862, in the diary of David Schenck (1835-1902). [Transcription available below images.] More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a doctor and apothecary of Lincolnton, N.C., attended Judge Fearson’s Law School in … Continue reading

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27 November 1861: “Look out for Counterfeits”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 27 November 1861 reprinted this warning of circulating counterfeit bills, which originally appeared in the Charleston Courier of 26 November 1861. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 27 November 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & … Continue reading

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