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Cache offered for Sherman orders

A trade is in the works that would send a cache of Confederate paper money in payment for William Tecumseh Sherman’s field orders, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

The money was found in the 1970s by Dick Myrick, of Columbus, Ga. He was renovating old buildings in Roswell, Ga., when he came upon Confederate notes and Civil War-era documents.

Myrick has offered the find to the Atlanta History Center, which is trying to get 52 special field orders that Sherman wrote in 1864 when Northern troops were laying siege to Atlanta.

The newspaper reports that a broker from New York wants $400,000 for the handwritten field orders artifacts. Myrick’s treasure is expected to pay only a portion of the cost.

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