1860

Nov 6
Lincoln elected

Dec 20
South Carolina secedes

1861

Jan 9
Mississippi secedes

Jan 10
Florida secedes

Jan 11
Alabama secedes

Jan 19
Georgia secedes

Jan 26
Louisiana secedes

Feb 4
Provisional Confederate Congress convenes

Feb 9
Jefferson Davis elected provisional President

Feb 18
Jefferson Davis inuagurated

Feb 21
CSA Post Office instituted

Feb 23
Texas voters approve secession

Mar 4
Lincoln inaugurated

Mar 9
First Issue of CSA Notes authorized

Apr 12
Bombardment of Fort Sumter begins

Apr 17
Virginia secedes

May 6
Arkansas secedes

May 20
North Carolina secedes

May 24
CSA Congress votes to move capital to Richmond

June 1
Mints officially close

North-South mail ceases

June 8
Tennessee voters approve secession

July 16
CSA Capital moves to Richmond

July 21
Battle of First Bull Run



Confederate Coin Essays

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In 1861, Confederate Treasurer Edward Elmore sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Christopher Memminger, showing the design of a new coin. Later, Cabinet member Judah Benjamin proposed that the CSA issue $5 and $20 gold coins.

    
Proposed Confederate Gold Eagle

Neither are known to exist. These show what they would have looked like.

  
Proposed Confederate Double Eagle



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