Thursday, July 07, 2011

Nothing But Confederate Money.

Folks – I found this earlier today and I thought you might enjoy.

The News and Observer – June 17, 1893

Nothing But Confederate Money.

Five old Confederate veterans walked into a saloon in Raleigh the day the Davis funeral train was there to get some liquid refreshment. One of the five plunked down a silver dollar to pay for the drinks, but the saloon keeper informed him that the money was not good. The old Confederate looked at the saloon keeper and then his money, but could not understand why it would not go, as it had the right ring to it. The saloon keeper, to relieve the old veteran of his embarrassment, informed him that nothing but Confederate money passed in Raleigh that day.

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