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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles G. Memminger Letter, 1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Memminger, Charles G., b. 1803
Title: Memminger, Charles G., Letter
Dates: 1861
Abstract: The Charles G. Memminger Letter, 1861, documents Memminger’s activities as the first secretary of the treasury for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Württemberg, Germany, Charles G. Memminger (1803-1888) immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. Memminger was orphaned soon after his arrival, but was adopted by Governor Thomas Bennett of South Carolina. After receiving his education from South Carolina College, he established a law practice in 1825. During the 1830s, Memminger was appointed the head of the Finance Committee for the South Carolina Legislature, a position he held until 1852. Additionally, he served as the first secretary of the treasury for the Confederate States of America from 1861 through 1864.

Source:

McPherson, Edward. The Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion. Washington, D. C.: James J. Chapman, 1882.

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Scope and Contents

The Charles G. Memminger Letter, 1861, documents Memminger’s activities as the first secretary of the treasury for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. The letter concerns the Confederate budget and legislation that would allow more funds to be appropriated for defense.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Memminger, Charles G., b. 1803 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Dept. of Treasury.
Subjects
Finance -- Confederate States of America.
Places
Confederate States of America -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles G. Memminger Letter, 1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F32 Letter, 1861

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