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C. I. B. DeLage letter

Identifier: W-0156

Scope and Contents

This letter from C. I. B. DeLage, a Mobile, Alabama, commission agent, written after the end of the Civil War, details the financial ruin of businesses and businessmen in Mobile due to the devaluation of the Confederate currency and the surrender of the city to Union forces at the end of the war. DeLage writes to Carl G. Schneider, a friend and business partner, that he (Schneider) left just in time to avoid the worst of the financial collapse. DeLage also provides a statement signed by other businessmen in the city that the description in the letter about what occurred was a true and accurate accounting of the facts.


  • 1865


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Biographical / Historical

C. I. B. DeLage was a cotton factor and commission agent in Mobile, Alabama, during the Civil War.


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A letter from C. I. B. DeLage, a Mobile, Alabama, commission agent, to Carl G. Schneider detailing the financial history of Mobile during the Civil War.

Physical Location

A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama


gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection and the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library have other business records collections. Please see a staff member for assistance.


Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Civil War materials

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014



Guide to C. I. B. DeLage letter
February 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266