Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Counterfeiter Who Sank the Confederacy

"Upham had an idea. If it worked, he would not only undermine and upend the Confederate economy but make himself a good bit of money in the process. He offered to buy the plate from the reporter, then used it to run off 3000 copies of the bank note, printed on premium French paper." 
Read the full story here at Mentalfloss.com

1 comment:

TPS said...

Great story. So much about the war is still hidden away from most people. Thanks for posting dw.

(I wish our teams were playing NOW.)