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T-64 Confederate Money 500.00 Stonewall Jackson PMG-58 AU

Your Price: $995.00
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Item Number: CSA T-64 Serial Number 33361
Manufacturer: CSA - Confederacy Capital - Montgomery AL, Richmond VA
Auto or Civil War Information: Confederate States of America Paper Money
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Paper Money GuarantyPoem "The Lost Cause" printed on back
A very nice example of type 64 Stonewall Jackson five hundred dollar bill which has been professionally graded by PMG at Choice about uncirculated 58 with the qualifier of epq, excellent paper quality. What makes this note special and a great piece of Civil War Americana is on the back there is an old printing of the poem The Lost Cause which was written by Major S. A. Jonas. According to legend, Major Jonas wrote the original poem on the back of a T-64 Stonewall Jackson bill while staying at the Powhatan Hotel in Richmond Virginia. Also written in pencil below the poem is Old Time type handset, so this could be an old copy of this poem, typed not long after the Civil War. You can also see the back of this confederate money in the photo gallery. Listed below is the poem in its entirety, it is a very well written poem.

In Memoriam
Respectfully Dedicated to the Holders of Confederate Treasury Notes

Representing nothing on God's Earth now,
And naught in the waters below it
As the pledge of a nation thats dead and gone
Keep it, dear friend, and show it.

Show it to those who will lend an ear
To the tale that this paper can tell,
Of liberty, born of the patriot's dream
Of the storm cradled nation that fell

Too poor to possess the precious ore,
And too much of a stranger to borrow,
We issue today our "promise to pay",
And hope to redeem on the morrow.

Days rolled on, and weeks became years,
But our coffers were empty still,
Coin was so rare that our Treasury quaked
If a dollar dropped in to the till.

But the faith that was in us was strong indeed,
And our poverty well we discerned,
And those little checks represented the pay
That our suffering veterans earned

We knew it had hardly a value in gold,
Yet as gold the soldiers received it,
It gazed in our eyes with a promise to pay,
And each patriot soldier believed it

But our boys thought little of price or pay,
Or of bills that were over due,
We know if it bought our bread today
'Twas the best our poor country could do.

Keep it! It tells all our history o'er,
From the birth of the dream to its last,
Modest, and born of the angel Hope,
Like our hope of success - it passed.