Philadelphia: W. H. Thompson, 1883. 224 pages. 12mo, embossed brown cloth; a bright copy. Item #374
First edition. Of special interest in this fact filled book, is the breakdown of expenditures for the Civil War. Taken from Treasury Department records, there is a four page listing (pages 158-161), describing the various expenses incurred by the Government of the United States. The total cost of the war was over 6.1 billion dollars spent between 1861-1865. Examples: one billion dollars for pay to two and three years' volunteers; 336 million dollars for transportation of the army (plus three million dollars for transportation of officers and their baggage); and 345 million dollars for clothing for the army. The largest expenditure was 1.7 billion dollars interest on the public dept, and one of the smallest was 29 thousand dollars for Medals of Honor.