SCHOOL TEACHER WAGES
MORE SALARY AND WAGE REPORTS FROM STATE AND LOCAL SOURCES
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
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.
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
"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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