July 25
Earliest use of Patterson CS2

August 15
Earliest use CS7

August 18
Second Session, First CSA Congress, convenes

August 28
Battle of Second Bull Run, Virginia

September 17
Battle of Antietam, Maryland

September 22
Emancipation Proclamation issued

October 13
Fifth issue of CSA Notes authorized

Second Session, Second Confederate Congress adjourns

November 7
McClellan dismissed

November 11-12
British government rejects French plan for joint intervention

December 2
Fifth Issue of notes issued

December 13
Battle of Fredrickburg, Virginia

December 27-29
Sherman defeated at Chickasaw Bluffs


Jan 1
Emancipation Proclamation takes effect

Jan 12
Third Session, First Confederate Congress, convenes

Jan 25
Burnside replaced by Hooker as commander of the Army of the Potomac
US Congress passes National Bank Act

Jan 31
Blockade of Charleston, South Carolina disrupted

Trans-Mississippi becomes semi-autonomous area

Confederate Currency -- Fifth Issue December 2, 1862

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Under the Act of October 13, 1862, $90,000,000 in Treasury notes were authorized, but upwards of $140 million were actually issued, by using previous legislation.

Engraved by Keatinge & Ball

By having all denominations engraved by Keatinge & Ball instead of each printer originating their own designs, the Confederacy finally had a uniform currency that was less subject to confusion (and counterfeiting). Part of the lithographic and printing work continued to be done by other firms: B. Duncan helped produce the $1, $10 and $20; J.P. Paterson & Co., $2, $5 and $20; Evans & Cogswell, $5 and $10.

$1 -- T55 -- Bust of Clement C. Clay, Confederate Senator. 1,141,200 notes issued.

$2 -- T54 -- Large "2" in center, bust of Judah P. Banjamin at right. 603,000 notes issued.

$5 -- T53 -- Capital of the Confederate States (Virgina State Capitol) in center. Bust of Treasury Secretary Christopher Memminger at right. 2,833,600 notes issued.

$10 -- T52 -- South Carolina State Capitol, Columbia. Bust of War Secretary Robert T. Hunter at right. 3,060,000 notes issued.

$20 -- T51 -- Tennesse State Capitol, Nashville. Bust of Vice President Alexander Stephens at right. 707,200 notes issued.

$50 -- T50 -- Bust of Jefferson Davis. 364,800 notes issued.

$100 -- T49 -- "Women of the South" represented by Lucy H. Pickens. Two soldiers at lower left, bust of cabinet member George Randolph at right. 609,040 notes issued.

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