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    Nathan Bedford Forrest Document Signed Twice, "N B Forrest". $1000 bond for the Selma, Marion & Memphis Railroad, one page with verso docketing, 16.75" x 19.75", n.p., September 1, 1869. A large and colorful lithographed document 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 thirty-three remaining interest coupons. Bordered in green with the amount being printed in gold ink. Forrest signs as President on the face and again with the verso endorsement. folds and two clipped coupons, else very good condition. 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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