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meant peace, for the South starved to death because of the fact that foreign powers would not recognize her government.
In Capers' life of Memminger, the distinguished Secretary of the Confederate Treasury is excused for not taking advantage of this opportunity on the ground that he could not exceed his instructions.
But Colonel Gibbes says the Confederate Congress was almost constantly in session and it would not have been a difficult matter to have gotten authority.
After the war, in 1869, a very strange thing happened.
The Confederacy had gone to pieces, and the bonds were worthless—were not on the market.
However, curio collectors began to buy them.
This gave rise to a report that money had been found on deposit in London to the credit of the Confederacy.
Naturally holders of bonds could claim any such funds.
The price of these cotton bonds then went up as high as 10 cents on the dollar, due to this foolish rumor.
In the cellar of his home, Colonel Gibbes had stored hu
Burgwyn, Col. H. K., killed, 120
Campbell, Historian, Charles, 7
Carter, Lieut. Robert R., 239
Chalmers, Gen. J. R., 217
Chancellorsville, Fitz Lee at, 142
Chenault, Col. David W 258, 276
Chenault, Capt., Joseph, killed, 279
Cheves, Langdon, 162
Christian, Hon., Geo. L., 125
Christian M D., Col. W. B., 62
Cold Harbor, Battle of, 191
Confederate Memorial Literary Society, 258
Confederate States Cotton bonds: Failure to sell in 1862, 201 Fictitious Value of in 1869, 203
Confederate States Naval Steamers 239 242
Confederate States Navy Surviving Officers of, 290
Confederates Buried at Vicksburg, 53
Conway Dr. W. B 160
Cutshaw, Col. W. E., Tribute to 372
De Leon, T. C., 167
Dickens, Capt. J. N. L., 284
Dinkins, Captain James 60,109
Dranesville, Federal Victory at in 1861, 69
Duke, Gen. Basil W., 160
W. B. 21
Ellsworth, G. A., Telegraph Operator, 118
Ewing D. D., Rev. Daniel B., 85
F Company, Richmond, V