Confederate Printing Plant

Confederate Printing Plant (HMIZK)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.881', W 81° 2.658'

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From April 1864 to February 1865 Confederate bonds and currency were printed and processed in this building, constructed in 1863-64 for the printing and stationery firm of Evans & Cogswell. That firm, founded in Charleston, produced bonds and currency for the Confederacy throughout the war and moved to Columbia in 1863. The Confederate Treasury Note Bureau moved its headquarters here as well in the spring of 1864.

(Reverse text)
After 1864 Evans and Cogswell printed almost all bonds and currency for the Confederate Treasury. Many young women were employed here to sign and cut sheets as they came off the press. When Federal troops burned part of the building in February 1865 they carried off the printing plates and "an immense quantity" of currency. The building served as a warehouse for the state liquor dispensary system from 1895 to 1907.
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Marker Number40-124
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Mary Boykin Chesnut Chapter No. 2517, United Daughters of the Confederacy, replacing Marker 40-36, erected by the City of Columbia in 1966
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495908 N 3761936
Decimal Degrees33.99801667, -81.04430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.881', W 81° 2.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 52.86" N, 81° 2' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 517-535 Gervais St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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