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    New Orleans, LA- Cook & Brother $2 Mar. 15, 1862 PMG Very Fine 20 Net.
    The Cook & Brother issues are popular, and there are a number of varieties to collect. This issuer played an important role in the Civil War. It was the largest private manufacturer of small rifles and carbines for the Confederacy. At the end of April in 1862, the city of New Orleans fell to a Union naval task force and this company was forced to relocate to Athens, Georgia. It continued production there until 1864-65 until the employees formed a reserve battalion and fought in several engagements including the defense of Savannah. This $2 is printed on yellow paper without imprint. Arm and hammer, plow and ship are in the center, with title above and obligation below. The left end shows the crossed rifles seen on this series. A green protector TWO is at the bottom. The red back has fine lace and TWO DOLLARS appearing upside down (although this appears to be the normal orientation for this issue.) PMG comments that the note has been repaired.

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