Man finds Confederate Bills left by Ancestor

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Wednesday, March 07 2007 Mar 7, 2007 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 12:19:41 PM CST March 07, 2007 in News
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GALLATIN (AP) - A Missouri man says an appraiser will examine a stash of Confederate currency he found in his mother's belongings after she died. Phil Whitt of Blue Springs said he found 67 Confederate States of America bills in a safety deposit box kept by his mother Sharon Whitt, who lived in Gallatin. His great-great-grandfather Joshua Alexander passed the money along to descendants. Alexander worked for the U.S. government about 50 years after the Civil War. The bills are in denominations ranging from $100 to 50 cents. Their fronts bear such images as battle scenes, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and other Southern political leaders. Whitt says he and his family may give at least a few of the bills and a government letter to the old rotary jail in Gallatin for display.

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