Rebel Archives Magnet and Keychain Set
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Set of one magnet and one keychain
- Magnet: 3 X 2 1/2 inches
- Carabiner not included
This stamp marked the Confederate records that were received and preserved by the War Department at the end of the Civil War. In 1938 they were transferred to the National Archives and became the War Department Collection of Confederate Records - the Archives’ largest group of Confederate records. We invite you to support your National Archives with your purchase of exclusive products portraying this interesting snippet of history, knowing that our nation’s important documents are kept safe and sound.
The Rebel Archives Stamp is a unique feature of many Confederate records held by the National Archives. This oval stamp marks them as “Rebel Archives.” Shortly after the fall of Richmond in April 1865, the U.S. military issued orders to capture as many Confederate documents as possible, because they were quickly being destroyed. These “Rebel Archives” served as evidence in any trials of Confederate leaders.