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    Albert Sydney Johnston, Confederate Lieutenant General, Signed Stock Certificate With Handwritten Notes 6.5" x 4", dated September 3, 1840. This partially printed stock certificate #18 for the town of Swartout, Texas designates A. Sidney Johnston as the holder of one share of stock. Printed on Telegraph Press, Houston stock, the certificate entitles "A. Sidney Johnston" to a share of this Texas town situated on the Trinity River. Handwritten on the reverse, Johnston assigns one-half interest to "Benjamin C. Franklin". Dated and signed "3d September 1840 Al Sidney Johnston".

    Johnston, already a West Point graduate at the time, later entered the Confederate army at the rank of full general on August 31, 1861. Uniting his Central Army of Kentucky with the Army of Mississippi in late March 1862, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Shiloh. He died on the battlefield April 6, 1862. In fine condition, this is an interesting find from Johnston's pre-War years.


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