NEW YORK (Reuters) – An $100 Bill bill with the Confederate battle flag has become one of the most popular images on social-media platforms for its likeness to the United States flag.
The image, which was featured on a New York Times website and appeared on the back of an envelope, was posted on the Twitter-like service @thedailybeast and has been shared more than 400,000 times since Monday, the Times reported.
The bill features a rifle with the word “Militia” written on it in a circle, the text of which appears below.
The words “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” are printed on the bill, and it reads: “It’s been a long and bitter war.
Uncle Tom’s Army is coming home.”
The bill is also made of a mixture of cotton and cottonseed and is printed with a picture of a rifle.
It was made on a $100 paper, the newspaper reported.
It is not clear whether the bill is from the original bill or if it is a copy of one of a handful of bills that were produced between 1867 and 1900.
The American Civil War was a series of bloody battles fought to remove the Southern states from federal control in the American South.
A new bill from 1873 was one of several bills that attempted to stop the federal government from collecting taxes from people in the South.