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    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.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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