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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1860-1869

Links to U. S. government documents listing retail prices for typical consumer purchases, and wages for common occupations. All data is for the United States unless specifically indicated.

Wages, 1860-1869

FARM WAGES

SCHOOL TEACHER WAGES

MORE SALARY AND WAGE REPORTS FROM STATE AND LOCAL SOURCES

Wages in foreign countries - 1860s

Prices, 1860-1869

PRICES for FOOD & SUPPLIES, 1860s

HEALTH COSTS, 1860s

PRICES for LAND, FARMS and HOUSING, 1860s

PRICES for ANIMALS, 1860s

PRICES for TRANSPORTATION, 1860s

COST to SEND THINGS, 1860s

MISCELLANEOUS PRICES, 1860s

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Cost to attend college, 1860s

Until we locate a government source listing college cost averages, we will list expenses for individual colleges as we find them.  These are publications direct from the colleges; they are not government documents.

Consumer expenditures, 1860-1869

Wholesale Prices in the U.S., 1860-1869

Although we prefer to list retail prices on this website, it can be challenging to find data collected during the Civil War.  Prices in various areas of the country could be quite different, and the economic environment was volatile.  These links to monthly wholesale prices may be helpful to researchers

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1860-1869

Prices in AUSTRALIA, 1860s

Prices in BELGIUM, 1860s

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1860s

Prices in INDIA, 1860s

Prices in IRELAND, 1860s

Prices in ITALY, 1860s

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Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1860s

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1861 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1862 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1863 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1864 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1865 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1866 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1867 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1868 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1869 economic timeline

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.

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