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Selection of Confederate Nationals
Confederate States Fifty-Dollar Note
Printed Date "September 2nd, 1861."
Jefferson Davis (center) served as president of the Confederacy throughout the war. Forced out of Richmond just before the capital was taken by Union forces in April, 1865, Davis fled south, passing through North Carolina. On April 13 he held the last formal meeting of his cabinet in Greensboro; then he proceeded to Charlotte and on to Georgia, where he was captured by federal troops on May 10.

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