Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
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||Paying for the Civil War: Taxes, Internal Revenue, and Enrolled Agents
February 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m
||Indiana Historical Society Auditorium (Directions)
When Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861 as the 16th President of the United States, he found himself the leader of a house divided and deeply in debt.
To pay for the war, Congress enacted several new laws to rapidly increase revenue.
Legislation included imposing taxes and duties on goods, trades & occupations;
implementing the first personal income tax;
establishing the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue;
and giving the Department of the Treasury the ability to empower and regulate agents who represented war loss claimants.
Period artifacts will be displayed as we discuss how the acts passed during the Civil War still influence income taxation today.
Jim Floyd, a resident of Indianapolis, IN, is an Enrolled Agent licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
The descendant of seven Civil War soldiers, Jim is a proud member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Sons of Veterans Reserve.
He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Education degrees from American Intercontinental University, and is commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.
2016-2017 Program Schedule
|Sept 12, 2016
||Fire in the Water
||James Alexander Thom
|Oct. 10, 2016
||Who Was Private John Rooks? : Counties Named for Civil War Combat Deaths
|Nov. 14, 2016
||The War Not Forgotten - Civil War Soldiers, Central State Hospital and PTSD
|Dec. 12, 2016
||Maps, Mapping & Mapmakers of the Civil War: A Novice Explorer's Perspective
|Jan. 9, 2017
||Lew Wallace's Civil War Career
|Feb. 13, 2017
||Paying for the Civil War: Taxes, Internal Revenue and Enrolled Agents
|Mar. 13, 2017
||Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy
|Apr. 10, 2017
||A Visit with Jennie Wade's Mother
|May 8, 2017
||The Murder of Major General William "Bull" Nelson
||Robert I. Girardi
|June 12, 2017
||Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre
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