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WILLIAM MAHONE(1826 - 1895) Confederate major general who fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and The Crater; Lee granted him a battlefield promotion at The Crater. Series of three partly-printed D.S. "Wm. Mahone" 1p. each, oblong 4to.,, [Virginia], dated 1871 or 1872 on verso, being three separate Stock Certificates for "Shares of the full paid Capital Stock of the Atlantic Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company", signed by Mahone as President, and countersigned by Treasurer "James E. Cathbert". Certificate for ten shares issued to Thomas Wilson Selden [No. 256, dated Dec. 11, 1871]; one for five shares issued to Thomas Branch [No. 531, dated April 9, 1872]; a third for two shares issued to Samuel J. Hurt [No. 587, dated June 7, 1872]. Printed in green, black and orange, bearing an ornate engraved railroad vignette at head. Signed transfer document on verso. Good to very good, three pieces.
Estimate $ 300-400

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