Monday, November 21, 2011

Silver Dollars

Dug this out of the Charlotte Observer (02/01/1903) this afternoon - wish I would have came across it sooner, or maybe even found the Mexican dollar!

      Major G. W. F. Harper showed your correspondent a Mexican silver dollar, which was his pay for service in the civil war. As many know, the Confederates were paid off at the close of the way for their services, some receiving $1.25, while others only received $1.14; the latter amount being the price paid Major Harper. On this dollar, Major Harper has had engraved, "Bounty for G. W. F. Harper, Major, Fifty-eighth Regiment, April 1st, 1865, for three years' service in the Confederate States army."

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