After the ACW from 1866 to 1868 there was no more Confederate currency in circulation. There was pent up demand in Western Europe for Southern cotton as it was better quality then cotton from British India.I want to know how they paid for a tax when their economy was devastated? How did they pay the cotton tax when they had one of the worst cases of hyperinflation ever recorded. All this stuff is moot unless we find out how they paid the cotton tax.
Several sources have been given about the cotton tax. We know it was collected. So far no information about the various federal court cases regarding the legality of the cotton production tax especially from the Supreme Court.