Confederate States of America. Treasury Department. LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY 1861-1865.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record Service, 1967
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 499; v. National Archives record group 365.
On February 21, 1861, President Davis appointed Christopher Memminger secretary of the treasury. He served in that post until June 15, 1864, and was succeeded by George Trenholm. Besides the secretary, the Treasury Department included a comptroller, an auditor, a register, a treasurer, and an assistant secretary. The department was composed of the following offices or bureaus: Second and Third Auditors, Commissioner of Taxes, Produce Loan Bureau, Treasury Note Bureau, Lighthouse Bureau, and Office of Deposit. Also under the direction of the secretary were the Offices of the Collectors of Customs, Assistant Treasurers, Depositories, Directors of Mints, and the Trans-Mississippi Department. The general arrangement of the letters is alphabetical by the author (or his office or title) or by the person to whom the letter chiefly pertains.