Confederate Cipher Disk

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Title

Confederate Cipher Disk

Subject

Confederate Cipher Disk

Description

The Confederate Cipher Disk was used in The American Civil War by the Confederate Army. Created by Francis LaBarre and based on the Vigenère Cipher, it consisted of two brass discs with the alphabet on each. As a mechanical cipher tool, it allowed the Confederate Army secured communication.

Creator

Francis LaBarre

Source

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/usa/ccd/index.htm

Publisher

Cyptomuseum

Date

1861- 1865

Contributor

Cryptomuseum

Relation

https://crypto.omeka.net/admin/items/show/4

Format

.JPEG

Language

English

Type

Replica

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Brass Disc

Citation

Francis LaBarre, “Confederate Cipher Disk,” Ciphers and Encryption, accessed April 14, 2021, https://crypto.omeka.net/items/show/3.