1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 24, 2021 12:31 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking records about bank notes & election in the Confederacy

    Kourtney Lovell Newbie

      Where can one find more information on very large Bank notes/drafts sent during the years 1858-1859? As well as the earliest known records of the election of offices that took place for the Confederacy?

        • Re: Seeking records about bank notes & election in the Confederacy
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Lovell,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 13 series related to banks in the Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 365) that may contain some relevant information. We also located 2 series related to voting in Virginia in Record Group 365. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these records.


          Next, we located 4 series related to elections in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that may include some useful information. We also located the series List of Confederate and Par Funds Received from New Orleans Banks, 1863 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92). These records have not been digitized. For assistance with these and similar records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, D.C. - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          You may also wish to use the National Archives Catalog to search for other potentially relevant records related to individual states.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Finally, we suggest that you contact individual state archives or historian’s offices for further assistance. State universities and state and local historical societies may also be able to provide more information.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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