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    Confederate Military Broadside, GENERAL ORDER, one page, 13" x 10", Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia), September 24, 1862. The body of this official messages states that: "The money issued by the Confederate Government is secure, and is receivable in payment of public dues, and convertible into 8 per cent. bonds. Citizens owe it to the country to receive it in trade; and it will therefore be regarded as good in payment for supplies purchased for the army. Persons engaged in trade are invited to resume their business and open their stores. By order of Maj. Gen. Loring H. Fitzhugh, Chief of Staff." Light browning as expected, one small creased corner, two smoothed folds. Very well preserved for a Confederate field imprint. Nearly fine condition. Charleston, the present capital of West Virginia, was a hotly contested town during the Civil War. Its population was split as were its loyalties, which were subject to the shifting tides of contending armies. This volatile environment undermined confidence in Confederate currency and resulted in the issuance of this order.

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