Confederate States of America (vignette of CSA Vice president Alexander H. Stephans) - March 2, 1863 - Ball 166
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Beautifully printed certificate # 7602 from the Confederate States of America dated March 4, 1863. This historic document was printed by Evans & Cogswell, Columbia, South Carolina and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of CSA Vice president Alexander H. Stephans. It was issued under the Act of February 20, 1863. This certificate has been hand signed by the Register of the Treasury,C.A. Rose. 7 coupons attached.
Robert Tyler (1816-1877), the Registry of the Treasury, was a son of U.S. President John Tyler by his first wife. Tyler was head of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania and a personal friend of President James Buchanan before he had to flee to the Confederacy. Through his father's influence, he procured the post of Register of the Treasury, which he held from August 13, 1861 to the end of the war. After the war Tyler moved with his family to Alabama, where he became a newspaper editor. He also became the head of the Democratic Party in Alabama.