This is a very fine looking original 1862 dated Confederate States of America $100 bill. This is the version with the slaves hoeing cotton in the center. On the lower left-hand side is the image of states' rights activist John C. Calhoun. Along the right-hand edge is the character referred to as the "Confederacy Personified". The note is hand signed and numbered with a December 22, 1862 issuance date. This pattern of note is the version of Confederate currency that is listed as T-41 in Criswell's Confederate currency book. The reverse is blank with the ink inscription “Issued 9th March 1863 by R.M. Oates A QM 37th NC Rgt.” Robert M. Oates Enlisted in October 1861 as a lieutenant in the 37th North Carolina and was assigned the duty of Assistant Quartermaster. By June 1863 during the Gettysburg Campaign, he was assigned to Pender’s Division commissary train. This is a fine Confederate bill with a connection to a regiment that suffered heavy casualties at Gettysburg.
Robert M. Oates:
Residence Mecklenburg County NC; a 32 year-old Merchant.
Enlisted on 10/22/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.
On 11/20/1861 he mustered into “I” Co. NC 37th Infantry
He Resigned on 10/7/1862
On 7/11/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NC 37th Infantry
He was transferred out on 10/20/1863
He was listed as:
* Detail 6/1/1863 (place not stated) (To Gen. Pender’s div. commissary train)
* Asst Qtr Master 10/20/1861
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 10/20/1861 from company I to Field & Staff
Born in Cleveland County, NC
Comes housed in a 8 x 12 inch display case with blue velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: CUR 092 / SOLD