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Four Years in Rebel Capitals

An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

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Author: T.C. DeLeon
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 143,348 / 436 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 497
Added to site: 2007.09.13
mnybks.net#: 18204
Genre: History

Written almost immediately after the war, from notes and recollections gathered during its most trying scenes, these papers are now revised, condensed and formulated for the first time. In years past, some of their crude predecessors have appeared—as random articles—in the columns of the Mobile Sunday Times, Appleton's Journal, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Philadelphia Times and other publications.

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y King? How it Might have been Made So. Government's Policy. Comparison with Northern Finance. Why the South believed in her Advantage. How the North buoyed up her Credit. Contractors and Bondholders. Feeling at the South on the Money Question. Supply and Demand for Paper. Distrust creeps In. Rapid Depreciation.

CHAPTER XXVII.

--Dollars, Cents and Less 230-240

Results of Inflation. Comparative Cost of Living North and South. How Army and Officials were Paid. Suffering enhances Distrust. Barter Currency. Speculation's Vultures. The Auction Craze. Hoarding Supplies. Gambling. Richmond Faro-banks. Men met There. Death of Confederate Credit. The President and Secretary held to Account. Nothing but Mismanagement.

CHAPTER XXVIII--Across

the Potomac and Back 241-250

Precedents of the First Maryland Campaign. Jackson strikes

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