Monthly Archives: April 2021

Meeting of April 27, 2021

Join us at 7 PM, April 27, for an online ZOOM meeting. Login information will be emailed to all members. This month’s topic is

Dana Lombardy on “Defending the Arteries of Rebellion: Building a Navy, Building a Book”

Dana Lombardy is back with another interesting talk, this one about his work editing Neil Chatelain’s book on Confederate Naval Operations in the Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865 (published by Savas Beatie in 2020). Using a slide presentation created by the author, Dana will reveal the challenges and surprising discoveries that he and Chatelain uncovered while preparing this book for publication.

Dana Lombardy was an Associate Online Editor for Armchair General and now does research, writing and design through LombardyStudios.com. Dana is known for his nearly twenty television appearances, including multiple episodes of The History Channel’s “Tales of the Gun” series. He has contributed as an editor, cartographer, graphic artist,  and designer on many books, games, and magazines, was publisher of Napoleon Journal from 1996-2000 and published nine issues of World War One Illustrated.

Quiz for April 27, 2021

Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Money During the Civil War?

Q#1 – What was the nickname given to US Government paper money?

Q#2 – The Confederate States dollar was backed with what?

Q#3 – There were two forms of US paper money – what were they?

Q#4 – What was the nickname given to Confederate Government paper money?

Q#5 – Before the Civil War, what was the only form of money issued by the United States?

Q#6 – What was the redemption phrase that was printed on Confederate money?

Q#7 – What was the name of President Lincoln’s first Secretary of the Treasury?

Q#8 – What was the name of President Davis’s first Secretary of the Treasury?

Q#9 – What were the interest rates offered by Northern banks when the Lincoln Administration initially sought loans at the beginning of the Civil War?

Q#10 – Which two Confederate states came up with their own form of redemption for Confederate paper money?

Q#11 – For Union paper money, what were the three denominations other than $1, $2, $5, $20, and $50 issued?

Q#12 – Confederate paper money was issued in the exact same denominations as Union paper money with one exception – what was that exception?

Q#13 – Which two Union states defied the Legal Tender Act of 1862, which authorized the US Congress to issue $150 million in paper currency that was not backed with gold or silver?

Q#14 – Why did Confederate paper money printers have to lift by offset or lithographic process scenes that had been used on whatever notes they had access to?

Q#15 – For Union paper money that was not backed by any assets, at the end of the Civil War, how many paper dollars did it require to purchase $100 in gold?