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Thomas N. Conrad     $15.00
Thomas N. Conrad
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Thomas N. Conrad ran a school in Wasgington, D.C. while serving as a Confederate spy.  This manuscript check reproduction was drawn on the Farmers and Mechanics Bank (of Georgetown, DC) dated June 22, 1861 and payable to "T. N. Conrad, Esq." for tuition of  D. A. Bangs.  Thomas N. Conrad (1837-1905) was the head of a boys' school in Georgetown, DC at the beginning of the Civil War and an open Confederate sympathizer. He worked as a spy for the Confederacy throughout the war, as well as a Chaplain in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry after 1863 with the rank of Captain.  As a resident of Washington, he was able to go and come with ease, providing useful information to the Confederate Army on McClellan's Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula Campaign, as well as observations of Burnside's Corps.  After the war, he wrote two books on his reminiscences, "A Confederate Spy" published in 1892 and "The Rebel Scout: A Thrilling History of Scouting Life in the Southern Army" in 1904.  This check, made out to Conrad early in the war while he was running his boys' school, is endorsed by him on the back.  This is the only check signed by Conrad we have ever heard of.  Your order comes with reproductions on both the front and back of the check.  This Thomas N. Conrad check reproduction would look great in a Civil War display.




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