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Selection of Confederate Nationals
Confederate States Five Hundred-Dollar Note
Printed Date February 17th, 1864."
With the exception of General "Stonewall" Jackson's portrait (lower right), no images of contemporary military heroes are featured on the Confederacy's national currency. General Robert E. Lee himself, despite his near invincible, divine-like reputation, is depicted nowhere on the South's national currency. This elaborate note was designed in part as a memorial to Jackson, who died in 1863 after being accidentally shot at the Battle of Chancellorsville (reportedly by North Carolina troops). Also included in this note's design is the circular seal of the Confederate States of America. It bears the image of George Washington on horseback and the Latin inscription "DEO VINDICE" (translated "God Being the Defender.")

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