American Bank Note Company
December 6, 1862
A rare Civil War fiscal instrument stating Henry W. Ogden deposited $1100 in the Citizens Savings Bank at Lynchburg. Annotation that the certificate was payable in “current funds or confed notes”. Notation on reverse states “Only Four Hundred dollars paid on 4th September 1863”.
OGDEN, Henry Warren, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., October 21, 1842; moved with his parents to Warrensburg, Mo., in 1851; attended the common schools; entered the Confederate Army and served throughout the Civil War; first lieutenant of Company D, Sixteenth Regiment, Missouri Infantry, and afterward on the staff of Brigadier General Lewis, Second Brigade, Parsons’ division, Missouri Infantry; paroled at Shreveport on June 8, 1865; remained in Louisiana and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1879; served in the State house of representatives 1880-1888 and was speaker of the house from 1884 to 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Newton C. Blanchard; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from May 12, 1894, to March 3, 1899; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Benton, Bossier Parish, La., on July 23, 1905; interment in Cottage Grove Cemetery.