The election of Abraham Lincoln in Nov.1860 provoked the secession of the So. States from the Union. South Carolina was the first to leave, by March of 1861, six other states had joined her including Miss., Fla, Alabama, La, Ga, & Tx., soon after that Va, Ark. & Tenn. followed. In April, the “First Shot of the Civil War” was fired on Ft. Sumter, after a day of bombing, Ft. Sumter surrendered to the Confederates where Jefferson Davis was their President. During the Civil War from 1861-1865, precious metals like Silver & Gold were scarce so very little coins were produced during those years. The soldiers pay was $11-13.00 a month to be paid every two months, they were lucky if they got it in four months!
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