WILLIAM MAHONE (1826 - 1895). Confederate General during the Civil War.

He was a civil engineer, teacher, soldier, railroad executive, and a member of the Virginia General Assembly and U.S. Congress. As a civil engineer, he helped build Virginia's roads and railroads in the antebellum and postbellum (Reconstruction) periods of the 19th century. During the American Civil War, as a leader eventually attaining the rank of major general of the Confederate States Army, Mahone is best known for turning the tide of the Battle of the Crater against the Union advance during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864. Mahone became a political leader in Virginia, led the Readjuster Party, and helped obtain funding in 1881 for a teacher's school that later grew to become Virginia State University. Small of stature, he was nicknamed "Little Billy".


Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad Stock Signed By Confederate General William Mahone

1883, Virginia. Stock certificate for 11 shares. Green/Black. Orange imprinted revenue at center. Engraved vignette of a steam locomotive travelling through the countryside at top, liberty below. Signed as president of the company by WILLIAM MAHONE (1826 - 1895). Confederate General during the Civil War. An extremely attractive certificate for display. Slight toning at left edge. Uncancelled and fine.
Catalog: # SB-2603
State: Virginia
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $195.00