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A Reconstructed History of the
Confederate Patent Office

Early editions of his newsletter, Asymptote Review, featured a collection of interesting stories Thad pulled together while painstakingly trying to reconstruct a history of the short-lived but not inconsequential Confederate Patent Office.

Researched, footnoted and illustrated where possible, each chapter provides a fascinating glimpse into a particularly interesting period of our nation's history, that being the Civil War years of 1861 to 1865. Meet the men who filled this unique need when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Learn about their noble pursuits, some of the landmark patents they issued, and their unceremonious dissolution.


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Confederate Patent Office

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