Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Nathan Bedford Forrest Bond Twice Signed "N B Forrest". One page, 17" x 18.75", n.p., September 1, 1869. A large and colorful lithographed $1000 bond for the Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad, illustrated with a central vignette showing a train and a smaller secondary image of freedmen picking cotton. The lower portion of this bond consists of twenty-eight remaining interest coupons. Docketed on the verso. Forrest signs as president on the face and again with the verso endorsement. Folds and two clipped coupons. Lightly toned.

    Variously "The Wizard of the Saddle" or "That Devil Forrest", Nathan Bedford Forrest has been recognized by some authorities as the outstanding tactical genius of the Civil War. Like many other former Confederate officers after the war, he had sought to recoup his fortunes via business.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 609

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 18, 2013 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 12 - 13 Space Exploration Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search