Back to top

North Carolina authorities seize the branch United States Mint in Charlotte

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1857
04/21/1861
The Charlotte, North Carolina branch of the United States Mint had opened in July 1837 and minted only gold coins.  Even though the state had not yet officially seceded, North Carolina authorities seized control of the mint.  North Carolina attempted to continue minting coins but the site was closed in October 1861 and became a military hospital.  The branch never re-opened.  (By John Osborne)    
Source Citation: 
J. Blakeslee Frost, ed., The Rebellion of the United States or the War of 1861 ... (Boston, MA: author, 1862), 180. 

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "North Carolina authorities seize the branch United States Mint in Charlotte," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/36024.