1861 - Change of Command

April 20, 1861 - North Carolina Governor John Ellis sends Col. John Y. Boyce and his troops to Charlotte. They command Green Caldwell to turn over control of the Mint. Officials strike out the words "of the U.S." from all their documents. No longer will the Mint make coins for the United States. It will soon belong to the new Confederate States of America.
Governor John Ellis
Governor John Ellis

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