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    (Embreeville), TN- Confederate Iron Works $1 Jan. 31, 1863
    According to the Schafluetzel census of Tennessee scrip notes, this is the sole example known for this design and one of two notes known from the issuer. It does seem rather ironic that a business with this name would be located in the eastern edge of Tennessee which was still strongly pro-Union. The circumstances suggest that this could be the Embree Iron Company which was taken over by Duff Green, a Confederate businessman during the war and renamed to something more his liking. The face of the note has an inscription: "From / Hon. LD Griswold / Elyria Ohio" which also has significance. Luther Dwight Griswold was a physician practicing in Elyria who joined the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a surgeon in 1862. The regiment moved into East Tennessee in August, 1863 and this note was taken as a souvenir somewhere along the way. After the war Griswold returned to Ohio and served in the Ohio legislature for four years. It seems likely that Griswold gave away this war remembrance sometime during his term in the legislature (thus the term "Honorable"). The note grades PCGS Very Fine 20 with the above mentioned inscription on the face, minor stains, and small paper pulls on the back noted. Older descriptions suggest that this example is backed but it appears that it, instead, was printed on an old medical document that had no printing on one side. This was perhaps what attracted Dr. Griswold to the note.


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