"Like a Cord through the Whole Country": Union Bonds and Financial Mobilization
Given their broadly acknowledged importance to the Union war effort—“The Yankees did not whip us in the field, we were whipped in the Treasury Department,” one Confederate leader famously groused—it is odd that the Federal bond drives have not received more scrutiny from historians.
Thompson, D. K. (2016). "Like a cord through the whole country": Union bonds and financial mobilization for victory. Journal of the Civil War Era, 6(3), 347-375. Doi:10.1353/cwe.2016.0068