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    Nathan Bedford Forrest Selma Marion & Memphis Railroad Company Bond Signed "N B Forrest." One partially printed page, 12.5" x 6" (sight), Alabama, September 1, 1870. Known as "The Wizard of the Saddle" or "That Devil Forrest", Nathan Bedford Forrest is 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. Forrest served as president of the railroad before resigning due to the Panic of 1873, a national crisis impacting banks and businesses across the South. Blind embossed seal of the railroad at lower left. Matted with a 5" x 3.5", oval, engraved portrait of Forrest in uniform and framed to an overall size of 25" x 12.5".

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    April, 2013
    11th Thursday
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