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Sacred Debts: State Civil War Claims and American Federalism, 1861-1880

By Clayton E. Jewett


The cost of war: Paying for the army By the end of the Civil War, the Federal government had spent an estimated 3 billion dollars on the war effort, and the states themselves had grounds to claim an estimated 468 million dollars from the government. Sacred Debts: State Civi...

Publisher: LSU Digital Commons
Year: 2004
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