G. W. Butler
This is a really neat piece and the only one like
it that I've seen.
How cool is that?
Issued from Treasury
This officer is also known to
have issued notes manuscript. He is one
of the few officers who had a stamp for issuing notes.
Major J. F. Cummings was from Tennessee.
John Boston, Collector
is common as an Agent Issued note; but, I would like to call your attention
to the fact that he has spelled out "Collector"on this note! This
specimen is the only one I can recall seeing with his title spelled out.
Usually his manuscript issued
notes are found abbreviated as "Col".
is a very unusual example from this Collector/Depositary - Savannah, Ga.
W. P. Elliott
This is an interesting endorsement
by Major W. P. Elliott. It looks like he corrected himself when he
placed C over M with S (f)creating
CS for Commissary Subsistance. He
probably started to write Morgan's and he realized he left out
the "CS". William P Elliott was from Kentucky. He was Major
and Brigade Commissary under General J. H. Morgan.
J. C. Murphy
This endorsement is quite
interesting as it states the note is
J. C. Murphy: He and his brother were prominent cotton brokers in
Jefferson Texas. He was likely acting as an Agent of the Treasury and
had some authority with the Cotton Loan Act and procuring cotton to trade
for military supplies in the Trans-Mississippi.
B. C. Pressley
Benjamin C. Pressley
was one of two Assistant Treasurers for the Confederate States of America.
This Civil Agent
was appointed in 1862 and stationed in Charleston, South Carolina he was
one of the most active early in the War. This is an exceptional
example of his issue stamp.
Major C.S.P.A. (Confederate
States Provisional Army
) Major Russell was Acting Brigade Commissary
of Subsistance in Southwest Texas. While this note was issued from
San Antonio Texas December 31st, 1862, you will find him spending most of
his time in the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico.
had been US Regular Army and served during the Mexican War. Maj
Charles Russell is found throughout the Treasury Correspondence and spent
most of his time as a Treasury Agent.
James Sorley was
the first Collector at Galveston and eventually he became Depositary
for entire State of Texas. This is for me the neatest combined
Interest Paid & Issued I've ever seen! It includes an Interest
Paid, the calculation of interest for an Odd Date (107 days at 2 cts per
day = $2.14) and then a ReIssued Oct 25th 1862 statement and the J. Sorley
Depositary statement. All is in the same hand and all is in Red Ink
which is very scarce. This is of course a Transmississippi item. It
is the earliest reported date for Interest Paid or perhaps it was allowed
This note was issued June 26th, 1862 from Richmond. This note
had to be amoung the first to reach the Tran-Miss Dept.
Robert S. Ashby
Captain Robert S. Ashby, AQM 7th Virginia Cavalry is found on page 12
of The Book. This is perhaps the 2nd reported of this endorsement.
The reason this example is one of my Favorites is because it is written
Horizontal and extremely large on the back of this T41. Horizontal
Date of Issue are extremely scarce and I have only seen I believe four (4)
horizontal military endorsements. Only one horizontal is displayed
in The Book and it is much smaller. After this endorsement was shared
with The Group another officer's was shown as well. There surely can't
be very many of these Fancy Horizontal Endorsements. This has to be
one of my all time favorites!
Agents: Military Civil
& Other (Person)
(Person or Unit)
ACS 7th Reg TMV
(unknown - not researched)
Samuel Prince, Captain & AQM
Howard Smith, Surgeon & Medical Purveyor
Fred J. Weller, 1st Lt. Tenn (Light) Artillery
Name only could indicated Paid To or Received By and/or To
E. Marx & Co.
Little is known about this man
or his business as he isn't listed in the Confederate Business & Citizens
file in the National Archive. He is found in postwar correspondence
(lawsuit) and was said to have sold cotton to the French in Mississippi.
Here is LINK
to that 1866 document. This endorsement was found on a T39.
Texas Commission Merchant. Name found
on several notes. More history on this man will be added later.
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