Women in the Confederate Treasury
Original Author: Unknown
Created: 1864
Medium: Confederate currency
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

Women in the Confederate Treasury

This five dollar bill issued by the Confederate States of America in February 1864 bears the image of the Virginia State Capitol, as well as that of the secretary of the treasury, C. M. Memminger. The bill is hand-signed on his behalf by Julia Logan, a clerk in the Treasury Department. Many white Southern women worked in the treasury during the Civil War, and often performed the task of signing currency. Logan originally hailed from Columbia, South Carolina, and both she and her sister applied for this government position, with Julia apparently winning out.