I was reading a recent thread about authenticating Civil War swords. It occured to me that I might get some advise on some items I purchased years ago. I would like to authenticate some Confederate bills, including $1, $2, $5, and $10 notes. I aquired these some years ago from an antique shop, but never thought to make sure they were authentic. I was told that these notes were hidden away in whiskey barrels and lost for about a hundred years until recovered, and are believed to be cash to pay a confederate army payroll... I may actually have some paperwork to back these claims up from my purchase... if I can find them!